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Air quality‘satisfactory’ for fourthday in a row

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Published : Jul 1, 2018, 2:38 am IST
Updated : Jul 1, 2018, 2:38 am IST

Their concentration is likely to come down further on Sunday, as per forecast by Safar. 

The air quality index (AQI) for the national capital on Saturday was recorded at a ‘satisfactory’ 96, according to the air quality bulletin by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). (Photo: PTI/Representational)
 The air quality index (AQI) for the national capital on Saturday was recorded at a ‘satisfactory’ 96, according to the air quality bulletin by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). (Photo: PTI/Representational)

New Delhi: Delhi’s air quality continued to remain in the “satisfactory” category for the fourth day on Saturday, for the first time this year, owing to showers and monsoon winds washing away the pollutants.

The air quality index (AQI) for the national capital on Saturday was recorded at a ‘satisfactory’ 96, according to the air quality bulletin by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

 

The south-west monsoon hit the city this week with light rain on Monday, heavy showers on Thursday, bringing respite not only from the scorching heat but also from the pollution which had peaked to unexpected levels this month. The last time Delhiites breathed such clean air was in August last year. 

Their concentration is likely to come down further on Sunday, as per forecast by Safar.

“The air quality will further improve in the coming days. The monsoon winds brought the air quality to satisfactory level,” said Gufran Beig, Project Director, Safar. There was a dip in the air quality level on June 13 due to dust storms in western India that pushed the air quality level to ‘severe plus’, bringing to light that emergency level pollution could be a “summer-time problem” too.

 

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