With AQI at 527, Delhi becomes most polluted city in the world today, Kolkata, Mumbai in the list too

November 15, 2019 6:05 PM |

Delhi Pollution News

Delhi Pollution, which has been choking the residents of the national capital, has found another reason, to not just be talk of the town but also the talk across the Globe. Today, the city become the most polluted city in the world with the air quality index (AQI) of 527.

The national capital’s air quality has been breaking several records for the past few days. The air quality had been in the hazardous range for nine days, which is also the longest hazardous air quality spell since records began.

To top it all, six out of the top 10 highest polluted cities are in India and its neighbouring countries including Delhi, Karachi, Lahore, Mumbai, Kolkata and Kathmandu wherein three of the major Indian cities of Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai are on the list.

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As per the AQI rankings, after Delhi came Lahore at 234, which means that Delhi’s Pollution levels are more than double, which is in itself very alarming. Third came Tashkent at 185, fourth being Karachi at 180, and fifth is Kolkata at 161.

China’s pollution levels have seen an improvement to the extent that it only comes at the sixth spot with  Chengdu’s AQI at 158. Hanoi in Vietnam ranked seventh with AQI being 158, Guangzhou is eighth with AQI at 157. Mumbai is in the ninth with an AQI of 153 and Kathmandu in Nepal is at the tenth spot at 152.

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