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Delhi’s air quality worsens, AQI spikes to 500 in some areas

New Delhi: National Capital’s air quality deteriorated further on Tuesday morning with the average Air Quality Index climbing to 487 and falling under the ‘Severe’ category, the Central Pollution Control Board said here.

Several places in Delhi measured AQI above 490 , and even 500 at places like Mandir Marg, Mundka, Dwarka Sector 8 and others.

At Anand Vihar the AQI was measured at 486, Alipur 484, Dwarka 500, Lodhi Road 494, Siri Fort 499, ITO 469.

A thick blanket of smog , haze covered Delhi skies since early morning with Moderate fog , and low temperature recorded at 10.6 degrees C this morning with high relative humidity pegging at 98 per cent prevented dispersion of particulate matter, making the air dense.

People complained of breathing trouble, itchy eyes and overall fatigue in the current situation.

Situation in the NCR region was no better with the AQI worsening. Places like Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurugram and others across the northern region also reeled under toxic air with the AQI measuring above 400 at these places.

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