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

New Delhi, India

Air Quality Index

151

Poor

Last Updated : 6 minutes ago

New Delhi Poor AQI 101-200

PM2.5

73ug/m3

PM10

117ug/m3

Temp

22°C

Noise

59dB

Humid

39%

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 133 67.1 133 21.6 36.45
Anand Vihar Unhealthy 272 111.6 225 20.7 39.6
Ashok Vihar 1 Unhealthy 246 104 118 19 43
Ashok Vihar Phase 1 Block H Poor 143 73 96 24 38
Bali Nagar Moderate 76 46 60 23 39
Bawana Industrial Area Poor 106 62 74 20 46
Bhondsi vm Poor 134 67 95 20 46
Bhondsi vm Unhealthy 298 186 248 20 46
Deepali Moderate 71 43 54 21 42
Delhi Gymkhana Club Poor 140 72 87 19 40
Delhi Institute of Tool Engineering Unhealthy 205 74.8 205 22.4 89.77
Dwarka Sector 10 Moderate 75 45 59 27 33
Dwarka Sector 11 Poor 120 66 89 19 40
Dwarka Sector 12 Moderate 58 35 49 18 42
Dwarka Sector 3 Moderate 85 51 65 19 42
Dwarka Sector 5 Moderate 76 46 61 21 34
Dwarka Sector 6 Moderate 86 52 64 19 39
Dwarka Sector 7 Poor 106 62 75 25 34
East Patel Nagar Moderate 96 58 78 23 49
Embassy of Belgium Moderate 61 37 43 20 40
Green Park Poor 186 86 93 20 42
Gulmohar Park Block B Poor 133 70 78 21 40
I P Extension Moderate 90 54 70 22 35
ISBT Poor 176 83 93 19 54
ITI Jahangirpuri Unhealthy 214 94.2 213 21.133333333333 43.2
ITI Shahdra Unhealthy 272 111.6 215 21.95 25.95
Janakpuri Moderate 93 56 68 33 18
Jangpura Poor 120 66 75 19 58
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Poor 182 84.5 177 19.95 39.9
Loni Poor 193 70.9 193 37.8 34
Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium Unhealthy 214 94.2 193 23.9 37.9
Mandir Marg Poor 169 80.6 161 27.1 28.85
Mayur Vihar Moderate 83 50 65 28 28
Model Town Moderate 86 52 64 20 50
Model Town 2 Poor 166 80 88 20 48
Mother Dairy Plant Unhealthy 207 92.2 175 17.7 36.4
Narela Poor 191 74.8 191 22.95 39.25
New Delhi US Embassy Poor 143 72.9 191 20 42
Okhla 2 Moderate 76 46 56 29 19
PGDAV College Unhealthy 272 111.6 195 21.95 21.1
Paschim Vihar Moderate 90 54 70 20 43
Pitam Pura Poor 153 76 92 19 44
Pooth Khurd Unhealthy 207 90.3 257 20.8 40.9
Punjabi Bagh Poor 171 67.1 171 20.15 38.5
Pusa Unhealthy 207 80.6 207 18.5 36.8
RK Puram Severe 319 144.5 171 20.1 25.4
Radhey Mohan Drive Moderate 91 55 73 24 35
Rajinder Nagar Moderate 83 50 62 19 48
Royal Norwegian Embassy 1 Poor 110 63 77 20 41
Royal Norwegian Embassy 2 Poor 186 86 97 19 47
Satyawati college Unhealthy 220 96.1 179 23.1 37.5
Sector 1 Poor 155 70.9 155 30.45 22.5
Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies Poor 154 61.3 154 21.5 36.75
Shalimar Bagh Moderate 88 53 65 31 35
Siddhartha Enclave Moderate 86 52 68 20 37
Sonia Vihar Water Treatment Plant DJB Unhealthy 259 107.7 203 23.2 39.6
Sri Auribindo Margta Unhealthy 259 107.7 171 12.4 32.55
Sukhdev Vihar Unhealthy 253 106 112 19 44
Vasant Kunj Moderate 90 54 69 17 42
Vasant Kunj Sector C Moderate 96 58 71 23 34
Vasant Vihar Moderate 90 54 66 22 35

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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