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

New Delhi, India

Air Quality Index

117

Poor

Last Updated : 2 minutes ago

New Delhi Poor AQI 101-200

PM2.5

55ug/m3

PM10

109ug/m3

Temp

29°C

Noise

62dB

Humid

41%

Health Advice

Outdoor Activities

Not Recommended

Air Purifier

Required

Pollution Mask

Required

Ventilation

Close Windows

Kids, Pregnant Women & Senior Citizens

Avoid Being Outdoors

New Delhi Air Pollution Map

Air Pollution Level in New Delhi

CITIES Status AQI PM2.5ug/m3 PM10ug/m3 Temp°C Humid%
Alipur Poor 182 57 223 23 48
Anand Vihar Unhealthy 255 52 305 28 44
Ashok Vihar 1 Moderate 83 50 63 30 37
Ashok Vihar Phase 1 Block H Moderate 68 41 43 28 44
Bali Nagar Good 25 15 15 30 40
Bawana Industrial Area Good 46 28 29 28 40
Civil Lines Moderate 65 39 50 27 48
Delhi Gymkhana Club Moderate 63 38 43 27 49
Delhi Institute of Tool Engineering Poor 166 69 199 28 48
Dwarka Sector 10 Good 46 28 29 31 39
Dwarka Sector 11 Moderate 63 38 49 30 38
Dwarka Sector 12 Moderate 61 37 45 30 36
Dwarka Sector 3 Moderate 68 41 52 29 40
Dwarka Sector 6 Moderate 58 35 39 30 37
Dwarka Sector 7 Moderate 53 32 42 30 40
Green Park Moderate 58 35 46 28 43
Gulmohar Park Block B Moderate 58 35 45 29 42
Hauz Khas Moderate 81 49 60 28 45
I P Extension Good 36 22 28 32 35
ITI Jahangirpuri Poor 174 75 211 30 51
ITI Shahdra Poor 149 55 173 29 31
Jangpura Unhealthy 290 117 123 29 32
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Poor 137 50 155 23 45
Loni Unhealthy 239 67 289 28 37
Mandir Marg Unhealthy 214 94 183 27 54
Mayur Vihar Good 40 24 24 31 38
Model Town Good 36 22 27 29 48
Model Town 2 Moderate 63 38 49 29 45
Mother Dairy Plant Poor 175 83 169 20 40
Mundka Poor 175 83 203 24 50
Narela Poor 198 57 247 27 43
New Delhi US Embassy Moderate 82 49 247 26 39
Okhla 2 Good 43 26 30 40 21
PGDAV College Poor 133 51 149 25 51
Paschim Vihar Good 48 29 38 30 39
Pooth Khurd Severe 379 222 301 35 35
Punjabi Bagh Poor 155 71 183 31 43
Pusa Poor 158 67 187 30 41
RK Puram Severe 365 204 239 24 41
Radhey Mohan Drive Poor 163 79 96 31 35
Rajinder Nagar Good 28 17 18 29 41
Rohini Moderate 56 34 43 28 52
Royal Norwegian Embassy 2 Moderate 56 34 43 28 49
Satyawati college Poor 131 38 147 31 47
Sector 1 Poor 151 55 177 33 33
Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies Severe 341 173 315 27 41
Shalimar Bagh Good 45 27 30 31 38
Siddhartha Enclave Moderate 80 48 66 31 37
Sonia Vihar Water Treatment Plant DJB Moderate 65 24 65 33 37
Sri Auribindo Margta Poor 107 57 111 24 51
Sukhdev Vihar Moderate 68 41 49 30 36
Vasant Kunj Moderate 71 43 57 28 42
Vasant Kunj Sector C Moderate 60 36 42 28 44
Vasant Vihar Moderate 58 35 42 29 41

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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