Air Quality Reaches Hazardous Level At 633 AQI In New Delhi's RK Puram

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| November 5 , 2018 , 16:01 IST

As air quality continues to deteriorate in the National Capital, the Air Quality Index (AQI) was recorded at the Hazardous and Unhealthy levels in most part of the state on Monday.

With PM 2.5 and PM 10 in 'Severe' category, the air quality was unhealthy in the Delhi University area, early in the morning.

According to AQICN, real-time AQI provider for more than 60 countries in the world, the AQI was recorded at 633 (Hazardous) in R.K Puram, 192 (Unhealthy) in Sri Aurobindo Mark, 334 (Hazardous) in Siri Fort, 159 (Unhealthy) in Lodhi Road, 581 (Hazardous) in Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium and 647 (Hazardous) in Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

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