New Delhi/UNI: Delhi's air quality continued to reel under the 'very poor ' category , while the average Air Quality Index further increased, measuring 376 at around 1400 hrs on Wednesday, the Central Pollution Control Board said here.
At some places in the city, the index value was measured above 401, where the air quality was under 'severe' category, and, these were namely Anand Vihar, Ashok VIhar , Chandni CHowk , DTU Delhi , Jahangir Puri 440 , Mundka , Nehru Nagar and Vivek Vihar.
Ghaziabad's air quality was under the severe category with AQI recorded above 401 at all the monitoring stations.
The air quality of the NCR cities like Faridabad , Gurugram , Noida ,Greater Noida also fell under the 'very poor' category , the CPCB data added.
A couple of places in Noida , Greater Noida including sector 62 and Knowledge park-V of Greater Noida measured AQI above 401 with air quality reeling under severe category, as per the CPCB.
Minimum temperature on Wednesday morning in Delhi was recorded at 7.9 degrees C , while coupled with high relative humidity pegging at 86 per cent , all the more added in making the air dense , further preventing dispersion of particulate matter amid already slow wind speed.
For Thursday, the weatherman has forecast fog/mist in the morning and mainly clear sky later , while minimum and maximum temperatures are likely to hover around 8 and 26 degrees C respectively, the Met office added.