New Delhi Air Quality Index (AQI)Real-Time Air Pollution Level

New Delhi, India

Air Quality Index

63

Moderate

Last Updated : 3 minutes ago

New Delhi Moderate AQI 51-100

PM2.5

31ug/m3

PM10

53ug/m3

Temp

26°C

Noise

62dB

Humid

55%

Health Advice

Outdoor Activities

Recommended

Air Purifier

Required

Pollution Mask

Required

Ventilation

Close Windows

Kids, Pregnant Women & Senior Citizens

Avoid Physical Exertion & Outdoor Activites

New Delhi Air Pollution Map

Air Pollution Level in New Delhi

CITIES Status AQI PM2.5ug/m3 PM10ug/m3 Temp°C Humid%
Alipur Moderate 58 35 54 20 65
Anand Vihar Good 47 23 47 25 55
Ashok Vihar 1 Poor 116 65 78 27 46
Bali Nagar Good 30 18 22 28 51
Civil Lines Moderate 75 45 56 25 55
Delhi Gymkhana Club Good 25 15 19 24 68
Delhi Institute of Tool Engineering Moderate 89 27 89 25 40
Dwarka Sector 10 Good 11 7 8 28 49
Dwarka Sector 11 Good 23 14 16 28 47
Dwarka Sector 12 Hazardous 459 327 378 28 48
Dwarka Sector 3 Good 16 10 12 28 51
Dwarka Sector 5 Moderate 78 47 60 27 50
Dwarka Sector 6 Good 13 8 8 28 45
Dwarka Sector 7 Good 25 15 18 27 52
Embassy of Belgium Good 4 2 4 26 61
Green Park Good 28 17 19 25 55
Gulmohar Park Block B Good 28 17 17 26 53
Hauz Khas Moderate 60 36 44 26 53
I P Extension Good 50 30 37 29 43
ITI Jahangirpuri Poor 106 33 109 28 66
ITI Shahdra Good 45 13 45 25 44
Jangpura Poor 150 75 79 26 39
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Good 50 12 50 21 59
Kohat Enclave Good 20 12 12 25 64
Loni Unhealthy 214 94 155 30 57
Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium Moderate 63 22 63 24 70
Mandir Marg Good 27 12 27 23 82
Mayur Vihar Good 30 18 18 29 47
Model Town Moderate 53 32 35 25 64
Model Town 2 Moderate 78 47 59 25 62
Mother Dairy Plant Good 38 8 38 19 49
Mundka Good 50 12 50 22 67
Narela Poor 121 33 131 22 61
New Delhi US Embassy Good 38 23 131 23 71
PGDAV College Poor 101 16 101 23 66
Paschim Vihar Moderate 61 37 51 26 53
Pooth Khurd Moderate 63 25 63 23 57
Punjabi Bagh Moderate 52 22 52 29 54
Pusa Moderate 99 11 99 28 58
RK Puram Good 28 17 20 21 54
Radhey Mohan Drive Poor 130 69 79 29 38
Rohini Moderate 55 33 39 24 71
Royal Norwegian Embassy 2 Good 25 15 15 25 63
Satyawati college Moderate 77 36 77 29 61
Sector 1 Good 45 7 45 33 47
Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies Moderate 79 22 79 23 59
Shalimar Bagh Good 41 25 33 26 53
Siddhartha Enclave Good 33 20 21 30 42
Sonia Vihar Water Treatment Plant DJB Moderate 67 40 67 25 52
Sri Auribindo Margta Good 19 2 19 22 70
Sukhdev Vihar Good 41 25 27 29 40
Vasant Kunj Good 25 15 18 26 48
Vasant Kunj Sector C Good 21 13 13 24 61
Vasant Vihar Good 16 10 12 26 52

New Delhi Air Pollution Dashboard

Air Quality Index (AQI) information including PM2.5, PM10, Temperature, Noise & Humidity level based on historic data

  • Avg: 0
  • Min: 0
  • Max: 0

  • Good (O -50)
  • Moderate (51 -100)
  • Poor (101 -200)
  • Unhealthy (201 -300)
  • Severe (301-400)
  • Hazardous (401-500)

Not available one hour AQI data.

Delhi Air Pollution

How bad is the infamous Delhi Pollution?

The residents of the capital city of India have to bear the brunt of the annual winter pollution. The air quality drops to such a level that the city is compared to a gas chamber! Delhi starts witnessing high levels of air pollution in late October and the contamination worsens until the end of the year. Many parts of the city experience pollution levels as high as 150 times the stipulated levels recommended by the World Health Organisation.

Why does the air quality deteriorates in winters?

Atmospheric inversion occurs in winters. The normal conditions reverse themselves, and air near the lower atmosphere is cooler and denser. The relatively warmer air of the upper layers, hence, acts as an atmospheric lid. This lid entraps the pollutants within the cold layer and evades their atmospheric dispersion. Therefore, the vertical mixing occurs in the lower layer itself.

At constant emission rates and concentration of pollutants, the lesser the temperature, the more is the pollution.

As a result of these events, the pollution levels are lesser in summers as compared to winters, provided the spatial and meteorological remain the same. You can observe a similar effect during winter afternoons. The increase in heat levels down pollution slightly.

The early mornings and the nights are the worst. The impact of inversion is visibly evident, which is why the air quality plummets during these hours.

Does the problem of air pollution affect the working of the city?

Yes, air pollution affects the tourism of Delhi during the worst-hit months. People avoid visiting the city during the winter months. It also affects the lives of the residents who have to alter their schedules because of the unbreathable air.

However, one of the worst incidences happened during an international cricket test match between India and Sri Lanka in December 2017. The match was stopped because many Sri Lankan players became sick. Several players experienced problems in breathing and vomited.

The Indian Medical Association expressed their concern over the unfortunate incident and insisted ICC to adopt a policy on pollution.

What makes Delhi's air so polluted?

There are numerous reasons that make Delhi's air polluted-

• High Population Density

• North-western winds after the withdrawal of monsoon.

• Vehicular emissions

• Inert pollutants from Construction and Demolition activities

• Drift/Mist emissions from wet cooling towers

• Burning of heavy metal-rich fire crackers

• Burning of rice crop residues in the neighbouring states

• Incineration of Waste

What can be done to reduce the pollution?

The most important goal should be active and transparent monitoring. There should be an emphasis on making people aware about the status of the air they are breathing so that they can adopt counter-measures to protect themselves.

There should be a regulation on emissions and strict adherence to the pollution control strategies.

AQI Range

AQI values Air Quality is health effects could be
Good

People are no longer exposed to any health risk.

Moderate

Acceptable air quality for a healthy adults but still pose threat to sensitive individual.

Poor

Poor air quality can affect health issues such as difficulty in breathing.

Unhealthy

Toxic air can provoke health difficulties expecially to the young kids and elderly people..

Severe

Breathing polluted AQI may lead to chronic health issues.

Hazardous

AQI exceeding 400 is highly unacceptable to human- can lead to premature death.

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