The air quality in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) has taken a concerning turn, plummeting into the ‘Very Poor’ category. The Air Quality Index (AQI) for the national capital reached 372, reflecting the severity of the pollution crisis. This decline is echoed across various areas, with Anand Vihar registering an AQI of 384, Lodhi Road at 330, Airport at 344, Pusa at 388, Noida at 328, Greater Noida at 332, Ghaziabad at 302, Gurugram at 285, and Faridabad at 299.
These alarming AQI levels underscore the urgent need for heightened measures to address and combat air pollution in the region. Anand Vihar, one of the monitoring stations, witnessed a significant AQI increase, reaching 384, indicating a hazardous environment.
The persistently high pollution levels pose a serious health risk to residents and underscore the need for immediate action to mitigate the impact on public health. Authorities are urged to implement stringent measures to curb pollution and protect the well-being of the population.
Residents in Delhi and the surrounding areas are advised to take necessary precautions, such as using masks and limiting outdoor activities, to minimize exposure to the deteriorating air quality. Monitoring AQI levels and staying informed about air quality updates becomes crucial during such challenging periods to safeguard personal health.