AQI in Gurugram crosses 700 mark

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Gurugram residents continued to struggle for clean air as the Air Quality Index (AQI) docked at 703, which falls in the ‘severe plus’ category, on Friday morning, said System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).

Isolated pockets of the region were covered by a thick blanket of smog due to the spike in the pollutants in the air.

The smog cover has also reduced the visibility at the major junctions of the city in the wee hours. The commuters were only able to see till 100-150 meters of the road while driving.

People residing in Gurugram complained of breathlessness and allergic reactions due to the toxic air.

According to the India Meteorological Department, fog and mist cover is very likely over the region for the next three days.

Today, the minimum and maximum temperature in Gurugram is hovering around 15 degrees Celsius and 27 degrees Celsius.

Apart from Gurugram, neighboring Delhi is also blanketed with smog with the overall AQI in the severe category, crossing the 400-mark this morning.

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