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

New Delhi, India

Air Quality Index

188

Poor

Last Updated : 7 minutes ago

New Delhi Poor AQI 101-200

PM2.5

93ug/m3

PM10

157ug/m3

Temp

30°C

Noise

62dB

Humid

34%

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 162 79 193 30 36
Anand Vihar Severe 358 196 369 27 35
Ashok Vihar 1 Unhealthy 246 104 115 30 33
Ashok Vihar Phase 1 Block H Poor 133 70 83 39 28
Bawana Industrial Area Poor 160 78 85 34 36
Bhondsi vm Poor 142 78 131 29 22
Bhondsi vm Unhealthy 233 110 104 30 40
Civil Lines Unhealthy 230 99 103 27 48
Deepali Moderate 85 51 67 24 56
Delhi Gymkhana Club Moderate 78 47 60 28 36
Delhi Institute of Tool Engineering Hazardous 405 257 356 33 66
Dwarka Sector 10 Moderate 68 41 54 29 31
Dwarka Sector 11 Moderate 91 55 70 30 30
Dwarka Sector 12 Good 40 24 32 27 34
Dwarka Sector 3 Moderate 66 40 52 29 36
Dwarka Sector 5 Moderate 53 32 44 34 23
Dwarka Sector 6 Moderate 61 37 44 29 31
Dwarka Sector 7 Moderate 76 46 56 34 28
Embassy of Belgium Good 25 15 19 38 24
Green Park Moderate 75 45 56 31 33
I P Extension Unhealthy 246 104 112 30 35
ITI Jahangirpuri Unhealthy 272 112 255 35 37
ITI Shahdra Severe 339 171 375 31 22
Janakpuri Poor 113 64 73 29 35
Jangpura Unhealthy 236 101 115 25 47
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Severe 319 145 321 24 43
Kohat Enclave Moderate 75 45 57 33 31
Loni Unhealthy 233 100 279 32 30
Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium Severe 320 147 323 29 38
Mandir Marg Severe 356 193 347 38 25
Mayur Vihar Unhealthy 226 98 112 29 39
Model Town Moderate 85 51 61 32 39
Mundka Severe 330 160 329 31 33
Narela Unhealthy 205 90 255 32 37
New Delhi US Embassy Severe 330 159 255 29 42
Okhla 2 Unhealthy 290 117 135 31 32
PGDAV College Severe 316 141 289 31 20
Paschim Vihar Moderate 70 42 53 33 30
Pooth Khurd Poor 162 73 193 31 37
Punjabi Bagh Severe 363 202 325 32 34
Pusa Unhealthy 214 94 215 22 32
RK Puram Unhealthy 285 116 315 31 18
Radhey Mohan Drive Moderate 83 50 67 28 34
Royal Norwegian Embassy 1 Moderate 58 35 44 34 26
Royal Norwegian Embassy 2 Moderate 65 39 47 33 32
Satyawati college Severe 345 179 358 31 33
Sector 1 Unhealthy 227 98 245 28 24
Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies Severe 307 129 287 31 32
Shalimar Bagh Moderate 70 42 50 33 35
Siddhartha Enclave Poor 173 82 89 28 40
Sonia Vihar Water Treatment Plant DJB Severe 317 143 317 30 37
Sri Auribindo Margta Poor 175 83 173 16 27
Sukhdev Vihar Severe 325 153 161 27 41
Vasant Kunj Moderate 80 48 63 26 38
Vasant Kunj Sector C Moderate 73 44 52 36 24
Vasant Vihar Moderate 68 41 49 31 28

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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