The quality of air in the national capital recorded a marginal improvement on Monday morning, with the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) standing at 269, according to Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR). The corresponding figure on Sunday morning clocked at 293.
At 6 am on Monday, the concentrations of prominent pollutants such as PM10 and PM2.5 stood at 226 (‘moderate’ category) and 111 (‘poor’ category) respectively, SAFAR said.
The AQI was at 249 in Anand Vihar, 273 in Bawana, 241 in Mathura Road, 272 in Dwarka and 248 in RK Puram, all falling under the ‘poor’ category. Meanwhile, the area around Delhi University (North Campus) recorded ‘moderate’ air quality with an AQI of 181.