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

New Delhi, India

Air Quality Index

77

Moderate

Last Updated : 11 minutes ago

New Delhi Moderate AQI 51-100

PM2.5

44ug/m3

PM10

63ug/m3

Temp

31°C

Noise

31dB

Humid

70%

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 Poor 101 56 101 26 29
Ashok Vihar 1 Moderate 95 57 72 30 68
Bali Nagar Good 46 28 31 31 73
Delhi Gymkhana Club Moderate 81 49 60 30 73
Delhi Institute of Tool Engineering Moderate 83 35 83 31 51
Dwarka Sector 10 Moderate 53 32 37 31 70
Dwarka Sector 11 Moderate 73 44 53 31 71
Dwarka Sector 12 Good 35 21 24 32 65
Dwarka Sector 3 Good 48 29 32 32 68
Dwarka Sector 6 Moderate 51 31 33 33 60
Dwarka Sector 7 Moderate 65 39 48 30 72
Embassy of Belgium Good 16 10 12 31 70
Greater Kailash Moderate 70 42 51 31 72
Gulmohar Park Block B Moderate 75 45 57 31 72
Hauz Khas Moderate 73 44 55 32 57
I P Extension Moderate 88 53 70 33 64
ITI Jahangirpuri Moderate 71 31 71 32 72
ITI Shahdra Moderate 75 45 51 28 81
Jangpura Severe 378 222 224 31 61
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Moderate 71 33 71 31 71
Loni Poor 117 65 125 32 91
Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium Moderate 57 29 57 32 73
Mandir Marg Moderate 73 43 73 25 85
Model Town Good 33 20 20 31 79
Mother Dairy Plant Moderate 70 42 55 35 71
Mundka Poor 107 48 111 28 71
Narela Poor 138 67 157 27 78
New Delhi US Embassy Moderate 68 41 157 29 81
PGDAV College Moderate 63 31 63 27 81
Paschim Vihar Moderate 58 35 41 31 70
Pooth Khurd Poor 114 63 121 26 77
Punjabi Bagh Moderate 58 35 49 32 68
Pusa Moderate 63 35 63 34 75
RK Puram Moderate 77 38 77 27 71
Radhey Mohan Drive Moderate 83 50 61 34 54
Rajinder Nagar Good 40 24 27 30 74
Royal Norwegian Embassy 2 Moderate 90 54 68 29 84
Satyawati college Moderate 61 34 61 33 71
Sector 1 Moderate 51 25 51 28 75
Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies Moderate 69 38 69 28 71
Siddhartha Enclave Moderate 53 32 37 33 61
Sonia Vihar Water Treatment Plant DJB Moderate 65 36 65 33 69
Sri Auribindo Margta Moderate 57 34 50 33 67
Sukhdev Vihar Moderate 93 56 68 32 62
Vasant Kunj Moderate 75 45 55 30 74
Vasant Vihar Moderate 63 38 44 31 66

New Delhi Air Pollution Dashboard

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

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  • 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.

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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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