Delhi NCR Air Pollution Level Today, Delhi Pollution HIGHLIGHTS: Pollution levels in Delhi peaked to a three-year high on Sunday as the city’s overall AQI reached as high as 708 around 5 pm, which is 14 times the safe level of 0-50. All government and private schools till in Noida and Greater Noida will remain closed on November 4 and 5 in the wake of a spike in the pollution level, officials said on Sunday.
Amid the worsening air quality in New Delhi, with AQI bordering the ‘severe plus’ category at several places on Sunday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said there should be no politics on the issue at this stage and all the governments of surrounding states should come together to tackle it. Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain also Sunday issued a health advisory for the protection of people of Delhi from air pollution.
At least 37 flights have been diverted from Delhi airport to other airports on Sunday due to heavy smog, PTI reported. While Air India said it diverted 12 flights since 9 am, Vistara said it diverted five flights after 10 am due to smog at the airport.
An AQI between 0-50 is considered ‘good’, 51-100 ‘satisfactory’, 101-200 ‘moderate’, 201-300 ‘poor’, 301-400 ‘very poor’ and 401-500 ‘severe’. Above 500 falls in the ‘severe-plus emergency’ category.