Delhi AQI poor On Thursday, despite witnessing slight improvement, Delhi’s Air Quality Index (AQI) remains in the ‘very poor’ category. The reading 309 was noted on Thursday morning.

The National capital was observing improvement in the air quality, however, the reading again crippled down today.

The AQI in the area around Delhi University was recorded 359 at 8 am today which falls under the ‘very poor’ category. Similarly, Chandni Chowk, Pusa Road, and Lodhi Road had an AQI of 347, 327 and 338, respectively.

The PM2.5 concentration, according to Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR), is 313 at Mathura Road and 306 at Lodhi Road – both in ‘very poor’ category.

Delhi has been witnessing cold winds and dense fog before 8 am disturbing flight operations. Over 250 flights were delayed on Wednesday.

An AQI between 0-50 is considered good, 51-100 is satisfactory, 101-200 moderate, 201-300 poor, 301-400 very poor and 401-500 is marked as severe/hazardous.

The maximum temperature in the capital will be 16 degrees Celsius and the minimum will be 7 degrees Celsius.

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