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

New Delhi, India

Air Quality Index

90

Moderate

Last Updated : 1 minute ago

New Delhi Moderate AQI 51-100

PM2.5

42ug/m3

PM10

81ug/m3

Temp

29°C

Noise

29dB

Humid

51%

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 195 88 199 27 29
Anand Vihar Poor 188 86 141 38 41
Ashok Vihar 1 Moderate 81 49 69 31 46
Bali Nagar Good 25 15 18 30 51
Delhi Gymkhana Club Good 48 29 40 30 51
Delhi Institute of Tool Engineering Poor 110 39 115 29 45
Dwarka Sector 10 Good 40 24 30 29 53
Dwarka Sector 11 Good 50 30 36 30 49
Dwarka Sector 12 Good 18 11 14 31 46
Dwarka Sector 3 Good 35 21 30 31 51
Dwarka Sector 6 Good 28 17 18 32 45
Dwarka Sector 7 Good 40 24 28 28 55
Embassy of Belgium Good 47 24 47 31 50
Greater Kailash Moderate 60 36 54 29 54
Gulmohar Park Block B Moderate 56 34 50 30 53
Hauz Khas Moderate 68 41 63 29 54
I P Extension Moderate 66 40 53 31 48
ITI Jahangirpuri Poor 113 40 119 32 55
ITI Shahdra Unhealthy 253 106 163 29 45
Jangpura Severe 340 172 180 29 46
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Good 46 22 46 24 53
Loni Poor 175 83 191 34 55
Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium Moderate 63 23 63 27 54
Mandir Marg Good 41 22 41 30 63
Model Town Moderate 53 32 44 31 57
Mother Dairy Plant Moderate 85 51 71 20 51
Mundka Moderate 93 28 93 27 51
Narela Poor 162 59 193 27 57
New Delhi US Embassy Good 45 27 193 27 50
PGDAV College Moderate 79 31 79 28 60
Paschim Vihar Good 48 29 40 30 49
Pooth Khurd Poor 130 61 145 27 56
Punjabi Bagh Moderate 93 56 91 31 52
Pusa Unhealthy 259 55 309 30 51
RK Puram Good 47 28 34 26 49
Radhey Mohan Drive Moderate 71 43 58 32 40
Rajinder Nagar Good 25 15 19 29 52
Royal Norwegian Embassy 2 Moderate 61 37 59 29 57
Satyawati college Poor 165 61 197 32 53
Sector 1 Moderate 99 32 99 27 49
Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies Poor 115 46 123 27 53
Siddhartha Enclave Good 48 29 33 31 46
Sonia Vihar Water Treatment Plant DJB Poor 107 57 111 27 55
Sri Auribindo Margta Moderate 73 25 73 33 48
Sukhdev Vihar Moderate 80 48 65 30 49
Vasant Kunj Moderate 51 31 37 29 53
Vasant Vihar Good 50 30 37 29 50

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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