The IMD predicted poor or worsening air quality index in coming days. On October 14, Delhi recorded AQI in the moderate category, even as the city's air quality is likely to deteriorate to the poor category in the next few days. The Central Pollution Control Board's 24-hour Air Quality Index (AQI) bulletin showed that Delhi's air quality was in the moderate category at 154.
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Delhi's air quality has fallen into the "Severe" category, after reporting 430 AQI (Air Quality Index), said SAFAR on December 26. The situation worsened in 24 hours, from December 25's 398 AQI, which was "very poor" category to 430 AQI. In the past, the AQI of Delhi has been fluctuating, with efforts of Delhi Government and the Control Pollution Board to enhance it.
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After days of efforts, the Delhi Air Quality Index (AQI) is now under 'very Poor' category from the previous 'severe category'. On December 18, the National Capital recorded 319 AQI, reported SAFAR. Meanwhile, to control the AQI further, the Delhi Government extended ban on entry of non-essential trucks in the city, until further orders. Furthermore, the Government also announced to resume schools for classes 6 onwards, from December 18.
The Centre on December 2 constituted 17 flying squads to ensure air pollution norms are followed strictly in Delhi. They also said to deploy 23 more flying squads in 24 next hours, allowing them to take preventive action against violators. The updates were given as a response to the Supreme Court's 24 hours deadline given to submit a report on Delhi's worsening air pollution situation.
Delhi's air quality, on November 29, remained in the "very poor" category with a 370 Air Quality Index (AQI). Moreover, Mathur Road and Delhi University's AQI are at 406 and 416, respectively, reported to be "Severe Category" by SAFAR. AQI of Gurugram (369) and Noida (391) are also worsening under the "very poor" category. However, slight improvement is expected on November 29-30, due to high wind speed.