The Air Quality Index
(AQI) showed improvement in Gurgaon and was recorded at an average of 301 on Sunday morning, as per the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data. The AQI in Gurugram was 360 on Saturday, which was an improvement from the 'severe plus' category on Friday.
Isolated pockets of the region were covered in a thick blanket of smog due to the spike in pollutants in the air. The smog cover also reduced visibility at major junctions of the city in the wee hours.
After reeling under a layer of hazardous levels of pollution for almost a week, the air quality in Noida significantly improved but remained in the 'poor' category.
According to data provided by CPCB, the Air Quality Index
(AQI) at Sector 62 Noida docked at 221, which falls in the 'poor' category. The current AQI is down from 573 (severe) that was recorded on Saturday.