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Posted at: Nov 18, 2019, 7:37 AM; last updated: Nov 18, 2019, 7:37 AM (IST)

Air quality improves significantly in Delhi-NCR due to strong winds

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Air quality improves significantly in Delhi-NCR due to strong winds
People walk along the Rajpath in New Delhi on Sunday. PTI

New Delhi, November 17

The air quality in Delhi improved significantly on Sunday due to strong winds but continued to remain in the “poor” category. The satellite cities of the national capital also saw significant improvement in the air quality with some having Air Quality Index (AQI) in the “moderate” category. 

The air quality in Delhi-NCR is expected to remain in the “moderate” and “poor” categories for the next two days. At 4 pm, the AQI of Delhi was recorded at 215, which falls in the “poor” category. 

The AQI in Faridabad was 197 (moderate), Ghaziabad 218 (poor), Greater Noida 202 (poor), Noida 203 (poor) and Gurgaon 136 (moderate). An AQI between 201 and 300 is considered “poor”, 301-400 “very poor” and 401-500 severe”. On Saturday, Delhi’s AQI was recorded at 357, which falls in the “very poor” category. 

Mahesh Talawat, vice president, Sky Met weather, said strong winds due to western disturbance has helped dispersed pollutants in Delhi. — 

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