The air quality in the nation’s capital, Delhi, persisted in the ‘very poor’ category on Monday morning, as the Air Quality Index (AQI) stood at 331. Despite a slight alleviation noted by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in the Delhi NCR region, the likelihood of a significant reduction in the prevailing high pollution levels remains slim over the next few days.
Over the past 24 hours, the overall AQI fluctuated, registering at 319 on Saturday, 405 on Friday, and 419 on Thursday. The neighboring regions also grappled with deteriorating air quality, as Ghaziabad recorded 306, Gurugram 239, Greater Noida 288, Noida 308, and Faridabad 320.
With pollution levels showing little respite, the city is grappling with a prolonged bout of compromised air quality, prompting concerns for public health and necessitating ongoing efforts to address this environmental challenge.