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Delhi s air pollution spikes, fog disrupts rail services

Pollution levels in the national capital shot up on Tuesday as wind speed dropped to zero, while fog disrupted rail services in the region.According to the Centre-run SAFAR, air quality index (AQI) was docking at 314 in the morning which falls in the very poor category.At Dhirpur, the AQI was 315 while in Pitampura area it dipped to very poor category at 337. Furthermore, AQI near Pusa Road, Airport Terminal 3 and Chandni Chowk stood at 272, 328 and 470, respectively.AQI between the range of 51 to 100 is considered as satisfactory, 101-200 is moderate, 201-300 falls under the category of poor. 300-400 is considered as very poor and range between 401-500 falls under the category as hazardous .Meanwhile, the Indian Railways said as many as 18 trains coming towards Delhi are running late due to low visibility on the railway tracks. Overcast skies prevailed in Delhi with the minimum and maximum temperatures hovering at 9-degree celsius and 23 Degree Celsius, respectively. The ...

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