Business Coronavirus Lockdown: Sharp reduction in pollution levels a silver lining Updated : March 26, 2020 12:38 PM IST The AQI in the ITO area in New Delhi, which was in the 'severe' category as on March 2, has now bettered to 'poor' category. Pune's AQI levels have also improved substantially, from 184 in March beginning to 34 now. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.