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

New Delhi, India

Air Quality Index

350

Severe

Last Updated : 39 seconds ago

New Delhi Severe AQI 301-400

PM2.5

192ug/m3

PM10

289ug/m3

Temp

15°C

Noise

53dB

Humid

83%

Health Advice

Outdoor Activities

Not Recommended

Air Purifier

Required

Pollution Mask

Required

Ventilation

Close Windows

Kids, Pregnant Women & Senior Citizens

Spend More Time Indoors

New Delhi Air Pollution Map

Air Pollution Level in New Delhi

CITIES Status AQI PM2.5ug/m3 PM10ug/m3 Temp°C Humid%
Alipur Severe 322 148.4 267 12.6 78.45
Anand Vihar Severe 400 250.4 380 15.2 88.2
Bhondsi vm Unhealthy 282 157 214 15.2 88.2
Bhondsi vm Severe 387 242 279 15.2 88.2
Deepali Unhealthy 230 99 115 14 88
Delhi Institute of Tool Engineering Severe 375 217.1 325 13.2 29.75
Dwarka Sector 12 Poor 200 90 108 14 82
Dwarka Sector 6 Severe 369 210 221 14 79
ISBT Severe 340 173 200 19 57
ITI Jahangirpuri Hazardous 438 255.5 460 16 89.25
ITI Shahdra Severe 361 198.9 321 13.2 98.65
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Severe 341 173.7 325 15.75 86.15
Loni Severe 361 199.9 337 27.9 95.5
Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium Severe 344 177.7 343 19.3 85.4
Mandir Marg Unhealthy 291 117.4 281 16.7 88.35
Model Town Severe 326 154 180 15 94
Model Town 2 Hazardous 423 280 347 14 90
Mother Dairy Plant Severe 375 217.1 305 14.45 94.35
Mundka Severe 361 199.9 273 15.2 86.9
Narela Severe 341 173.7 307 12 86.1
New Delhi US Embassy Severe 378 221.1 307 12 93
Okhla 2 Severe 340 173 191 24 44
PGDAV College Severe 396 244.3 414 13.1 90
Pooth Khurd Severe 354 189.8 343 12.133333333333 86.33
Punjabi Bagh Severe 302 123.2 281 10.7 94.2
Pusa Severe 369 210 370 15.35 81.6
RK Puram Severe 383 228.2 313 10.4 85.45
Radhey Mohan Drive Severe 340 172 219 18 61
Royal Norwegian Embassy 1 Severe 378 222 280 14 88
Royal Norwegian Embassy 2 Hazardous 446 311 397 14 96
Satyawati college Severe 344 176.7 293 15.6 89.55
Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies Severe 320 146.5 293 12.25 90.1
Sri Auribindo Margta Severe 341 173.7 265 9.95 75.15

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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