Major pollutants were in 'poor category', PM 2.5 was at 264 and PM 10 at 260, according to the AQI data
The SAFAR also advised 'Sensitive Groups' to avoid all outdoor physical activities
NEW DELHI :
The overall air quality in national Capital Delhi was in the 'very poor' category on Sunday with the Air Quality Index (AQI) docking at 336, said Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR).
Major pollutants were in 'poor category' in Lodhi Road area, PM 2.5 was at 264 and PM 10 at 260, according to the AQI data.
An AQI between 0-50 is considered good, 51-100 is satisfactory, 101-200 moderate, 201-300 poor, 301-400 very poor and 401-500 is marked as severe/hazardous.
The SAFAR has advised 'Sensitive Groups' to avoid all outdoor physical activities. It also advised the asthmatics to keep relief medicine handy.
"People are advised to stop outdoor activity in the early morning and after sunset times and avoid prolonged or heavy exertion. Go for a short walk instead of a jog and take more breaks. Stop any activity level if you experience any unusual coughing, chest discomfort, wheezing, breathing difficulty, or fatigue. If the room has windows, close them," it stated in its advisory.