New Delhi, Nov 9: The national capital on Friday witnessed a foggy morning and the air quality continued to be “hazardous” with the minimum temperature recorded at 11 degrees Celsius.
According to the government-run agency System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR), the overall Air Quality Index of Delhi at 8:15 am was at 428, which falls under the ‘hazardous’ category.
North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) sprinkled water on trees in the area around Delhi University’s North Campus to settle the dust, as a pollution control measure.
At Dhirpur, the AQI was 724 at 8:30 am, while in Mathura Road area it slipped to ‘very poor’ category at 625.
Furthermore, AQI near Pitampura, Airport, Terminal 3 and Delhi University was recorded at 679, 481 and 801 respectively.
As the per the reports, the haze and smog will continue to persist during the early morning and late evenings for the upcoming few days.
The maximum temperature may hover around 27 degrees Celsius. The humidity at 8.30 a.m. was 86 per cent.