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

New Delhi, India

Air Quality Index

360

Severe

Last Updated : 4 minutes ago

New Delhi Severe AQI 301-400

PM2.5

185ug/m3

PM10

274ug/m3

Temp

21°C

Noise

68dB

Humid

58%

Health Advice

Outdoor Activities

Not Recommended

Air Purifier

Required

Pollution Mask

Required

Ventilation

Close Windows

Kids, Pregnant Women & Senior Citizens

Spend More Time Indoors

New Delhi Air Pollution Map

Air Pollution Level in New Delhi

CITIES Status AQI PM2.5ug/m3 PM10ug/m3 Temp°C Humid%
Alipur Severe 337 168.6 319 15.65 55.7
Anand Parbat Severe 380 224 247 26 43
Anand Vihar Severe 363 201.9 395 23.9 71.65
Ashok Vihar 1 Severe 378 222 244 20 53
Ashok Vihar Phase 1 Block H Severe 325 153 166 20 56
Ashok Vihar Phase 4 Severe 338 170 195 20 62
Civil Lines Hazardous 560 458 504 19 76
Delhi Severe 368 212 262 20 60
Delhi Gymkhana Club Severe 373 216 238 17 69
Delhi Institute of Tool Engineering Severe 351 109.7 391 19.4 29.4
Dwarka Sector 10 Severe 334 165 202 22 48
Dwarka Sector 11 Severe 363 202 235 21 50
Dwarka Sector 3 Poor 156 77 81 20 53
Dwarka Sector 5 Severe 301 122 144 20 53
Dwarka Sector 6 Severe 313 137 145 21 46
Dwarka Sector 7 Severe 333 163 185 22 47
East Patel Nagar Severe 344 178 205 21 62
Embassy of Belgium Poor 170 81 92 19 60
Greater Kailash Severe 313 137 157 19 65
Green Park Severe 364 204 221 19 61
Hauz Khas Severe 359 197 205 18 65
I P Extension Severe 341 174 199 23 47
ISBT Unhealthy 300 120 132 22 52
ITI Jahangirpuri Hazardous 600 232.2 590 26.4 60.2
ITI Shahdra Hazardous 444 277.7 465 15.4 68.05
Jangpura Severe 330 160 180 20 53
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Severe 334 163.6 293 25.3 72.5
Loni Hazardous 563 246.3 560 30.05 47
Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium Severe 311 134.9 269 21.4 70.4
Mandir Marg Severe 301 121.3 205 17.75 65.2
Model Town Unhealthy 240 102 109 20 59
Mother Dairy Plant Severe 346 179.7 309 27.05 67.45
Mundka Hazardous 633 227.1 616 24.8 56.15
Narela Severe 398 238.2 428 14.95 64.4
New Delhi Unhealthy 254 128 167 23 58
New Delhi US Embassy Severe 325 152.5 167 21 49
Okhla 2 Severe 386 232 242 29 30
PGDAV College Hazardous 635 488.2 618 16.133333333333 64.33
Paschim Vihar Severe 323 150 176 21 55
Pitam Pura Hazardous 410 263 316 19 62
Pooth Khurd Hazardous 556 218.1 555 15.35 65.2
Punjabi Bagh Severe 333 162.6 343 15.85 72.85
Pusa Severe 305 127.1 351 24.5 71.7
RK Puram Severe 337 167.6 331 12.95 67.3
Radhey Mohan Drive Hazardous 450 315 393 21 46
Raghubir Nagar Unhealthy 213 94 96 24 47
Rajinder Nagar Severe 317 143 152 19 60
Royal Norwegian Embassy 1 Severe 343 176 200 18 64
Royal Norwegian Embassy 2 Severe 356 194 224 18 63
Satyawati college Severe 358 194.9 313 22.7 69.25
Sector-1 Severe 359 179.7 397 32 46.5
Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies Hazardous 431 218.1 455 17.7 59.35
Shalimar Bagh Unhealthy 270 111 118 22 48
Siddhartha Enclave Unhealthy 276 113 126 24 45
Sonia Vihar Water Treatment Plant DJB Severe 351 183.8 391 25 62.3
Sri Auribindo Margta Unhealthy 291 117.4 165 9.7 67.25
Sukhdev Vihar Severe 383 229 244 21 52
Vasant Kunj Severe 335 166 179 18 63
Vasant Kunj Sector C Severe 386 232 255 19 55
Vasant Vihar Severe 353 189 198 19 53

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.

FAQS

Delhi Air 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 in Delhi 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 Delhi 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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