New Delhi: As Delhi’s air quality improved to the ‘moderate’ category on Thursday, the people residing in the capital city breathed a sigh of relief.
“Visibility is much better now as the air quality has improved in the past 2-3 days. Wind speed has also increased in the last two days,” said Sanjay. “I used to feel suffocated earlier. But now I am feeling better. I will come regularly for a walk now,” said Ritwik.
Anurag also expressed happiness over the improved air quality saying, “Much, much better than the past. But still, I can see some smoke. We still need to take some measures to curb it.”
According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), at 9 in the morning, the air quality index (AQI) at Anand Vihar was 170 while in DTU, Delhi the AQI docked at 127.
In Aya Nagar, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium and Major Dyan Chand National Stadium, the AQI was 119, 118 and 126 respectively.
Even at major traffic junctions of the city such as ITO, Mandir Marg Ashok Vihar, and RK Puram, the AQI was — 141, 131, 157 and 106 respectively.
It should be noted that marginal deterioration to the ‘Poor’ AQI category is forecast for November 29.