All schools in Delhi will remain closed till 5 November, following rise in pollution levels due to stubble burning.
Delhi’s air quality remained in the ‘very poor’ category on Monday, 11 November morning.
Government air quality monitoring service SAFAR said the city’s air quality was expected to turn ‘severe’ by Tuesday. The average AQI stood at 321 on Sunday.
Delhi’s air quality remained in the ‘very poor’ category on Monday morning.
At 10.37 am, the air quality index (AQI) was 331. The AQI at Rohini, Bawana and Anand Vihar was 380, 375 and 373 respectively.
In the National Capital Region (NCR), the AQI in Noida was 358, while Ghaziabad recorded an AQI of 364. Greater Noida, Gurgaon and Faridabad recorded AQI of 346, 304 and 306 respectively.
With the winter setting in, a dip in the minimum temperature makes the air cold and heavy leading to accumulation of pollutants close to the ground.