As of 7:30 am on October 12, Delhi’s Air Quality Index (AQI) maintained its status in the ‘moderate’ range, with an overall AQI of 166, as reported by the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR). Specifically, SAFAR data at the same time indicated that IIT Delhi registered an AQI of 173, and Delhi Airport T3 recorded an AQI of 193, both falling within the ‘moderate’ category. Noida reported an AQI of 145, while Gurugram noted an AQI of 162, also falling under the ‘moderate’ category. In other areas, such as Lodhi Road, Ayanagar, and Dhirpur, AQI values were recorded at 145, 156, and 176, respectively.

Despite the overall ‘moderate’ AQI rating, several regions within the national capital documented ‘poor’ air quality. According to data from the Central Pollution Control Board at 7:30 am, Anand Vihar recorded an AQI of 210, Wazirpur stood at 231, RK Puram at 205, Bawana at 261, and Jahangirpuri at 232.

The AQI scale classifies air quality as follows: 0-50 as “good,” 51-100 as “satisfactory,” 101-200 as “moderate,” 201-300 as “poor,” 301-400 as “very poor,” and values exceeding 450 as “severe” and “severe+”.

Regarding the weather forecast for the day, the meteorological office predicts a further drop in minimum temperatures, with the maximum temperature expected to reach around 35 degrees Celsius.

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