Air pollution in Delhi has been a point of worry for quite some time now. Residents of the city have been living in the city whose air is beyond unhealthy, the pollution in Delhi can only be described as a 'health emergency'. While the odd-even scheme in Delhi was supposed to bring down the pollution of the national capital, the city seems unable to catch a break.

Air quality in Delhi plunged to a whole new level and was recorded at a shocking 505 units on Saturday, making Delhi the most polluted city in the entire world. The overall AQI in Delhi on Sunday morning was recorded at 365.

What's the update?

If you live in Delhi NCR, you know that the city is in a constant state of panic because of the emergent pollution issue that has been plaguing it for so long. Delhi's AQI was recorded at 505 on Saturday morning, while CPCB reported that the city's average AQI was at 482. While in Ghaziabad, Gurugram and Noida the AQI was recorded at an average of 470.

The reports specify that Delhi is the most severely polluted city in the entire world.

The news is especially disheartening owing to the fact that the odd-even scheme, brought to manage the AQI of Delhi, will close on Monday. It was expected that the scheme will help Delhi breathe a sigh of fresh air and relief.

What lies in the future for Delhi?

While Delhi has been struggling to breathe for the past week, with the AQI remaining in the higher end of 450 ( severe category), people hope that the air quality will better in the coming days.

According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research, while the AQI may see a slight improvement, for the next few days Delhi's AQI will remain in the higher levels of 'very poor' and lower levels of 'severe' category. Though the AQI is not expected to have a dramatic shift or improve overnight.

Knock Knock

Pollution in Delhi does not seem to let up and the entire city has been engulfed by a thick blanket of smog. The city's conditions are emergent and only a drastic step can help Delhi breathe better.

Since the AQI remains in the severe or poor category, everyone should make sure to wear a mask while going out, to do the least. And rush to the doctors in case of throat, eye or skin irritation.

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