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Air quality deteriorates in Delhi, flight operations affected

NEW DELHI: As air quality worsened breached the severe category mark in the national capital on Sunday morning flight operations were affected at the Delhi airport.
"Due to low visibility, flight operations at Delhi Airport are affected. All CAT-II compliant pilots are able to operate. Passengers are requested to contact the airline concerned for updated flight information. Any inconvenience caused is regretted," Indira Gandhi International Airport tweeted.

Update issued at 1130 hours: Due to low visibility, flight operations at Delhi Airport are affected. All CAT-II com… https://t.co/tDyDUpbdTr

— Delhi Airport (@DelhiAirport) 1572762841000

The visibility at Delhi airport dropped to 300 m as AQI in the national capital touched 625.
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Earlier in the day, mild showers failed to improve the ailing air quality index which has remained in the severe/severe plus category since yesterday.
Notably, for the first time in this season, the Air Quality Index docked as high as 625 at 10 in the morning despite light drizzles in the early hours.
An AQI between 0-50 is considered "good", 51-100 "satisfactory", 101-200 "moderate", 201-300 "poor", 301-400 "very poor", and 401-500 "Read More – Source