Coronavirus outbreak: Delhi breathes easy amid lockdown, air quality in 'good' category

India is currently under the biggest lockdown with around 130 crore people asked to stay home in view of the coronavirus outbreak. The national capital recorded dip in pollution level as the air quality is in 'good' category on March 30. According to the Air Quality Index (AQI) data and System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), major pollutants in Delhi's Lodhi Road area were PM 2.5 at 31 and PM 10 at 43 both in 'good' category. Under the 'good' category, pollution is considered to be at the lowest and the air is believed to be the healthiest to breathe. The government has urged people to avoid unnecessary travelling, significantly reducing the traffic movement across the country.