Residents of Delhi and adjoining cities like Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurugram and Faridabad woke up to another smog-filled morning on Thursday as the air quality levels continued to dip.
On Thursday morning, the air quality index (AQI) in most parts of Delhi remained in the very poor or severe category.
While Delhi turns into a gas chamber Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Central Government are busy in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh by-poll elections. Take a look at shocking visuals as blankets of smog turns the national capital into a gas chamber, and air quality turns ‘severe’ again:
The air quality in Delhi-NCT is worsening, due to the lack of “concern and coordination” among multiple government agencies in tackling the crisis.
People of Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) on Thursday woke up with complaints of choking and ‘eye burning’ due to smog and air pollution leaving people gasping for breath.
Arjun Prajapati, a resident of Noida, alleged that despite ban being imposed by the government, there was unreportedly a huge amount of cracker sales made across Delhi and NCR region.
The Air Quality Index (AQI) in the national capital at 8 am was at 364 (in the ‘Very Poor’ category) and at 7 am the recorded AQI stood at 408 (‘Severe’).
Apart from this, elder people are complaining of respiratory illness as the city reels under smog.
“Amid the baseload of the pollution, we suffer difficulty in breathing, burning in the nose. When we came here for a morning walk, the whole area was covered in smog,” an elder person said.
The National Capital Region (NCR) witnessed bad air as Noida, which is part of the national capital … Read MoreThe National Capital Region (NCR) witnessed bad air as Noida, which is part of the national capital region, slipped to an AQI of 393, in the ‘very poor’ category, while Gurugram’s AQI stood at 318 and continued to remain in the ‘very poor category, as per data released by SAFAR (System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research) India. Read Less
The locals are complaining about stubble burning from the adjoining states, Punjab and Haryana.
Meanwhile, schoolchildren unanimously demanded to their school administration to shut down schools until the situation normal.
According to data by SAFAR, Dhirpur in Model Town plunged to an AQI of 457-a level at which even healthy people can fall ill.
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