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Delhi air ‘very bad’, likely to improve in weekend

NEW DELHI| Air pollution levels in the national capital Delhi rose from ‘bad’ to ‘very bad’ as the day climbed on Friday. According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), the overall air quality index has risen from 273 in the morning to 309 in the afternoon.

According to data from the Central Pollution Control Board, the air quality index was 325 in Anand Vihar, 328 in Ashok Vihar, 315 in Chandni Chowk, 335 in Dwarka Sector 8 and 302 in RK Puram, all falling under the ‘very poor’ category. Huh.

In Mathura Road, Indira Gandhi International Airport (Terminal 3), Dilshad Garden, Lodhi Road and Delhi University (North Campus), they were recorded in 235, 259, 267, 205 and 219 ‘Bad’ category respectively.

Officials of the Ministry of Earth Sciences said that the overall air quality index of Delhi is expected to show some improvement on Saturday and Sunday and this will be due to the winds. However, he also predicted that there would be a possibility of a fall in air levels again on 23 November.

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