New Delhi [India], November 7 (ANI): In the wake of the alarming levels of pollution in the national capital region, over 10,000 masks have been issued to the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel involved with various security levels.
The CISF is a paramilitary force under the Union Home Ministry and is tasked to guard the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, the Delhi Metro and a number of government departments and ministries in the national capital region.
The national capital region on Tuesday woke up to 'severe' air quality due to a thick blanket of smog.
The rapid fall in air quality and visibility began last evening as moisture combined with pollutants shrouded the city in a thick cover of haze.
A 'severe' Air Quality Index comes with the warning that air affects healthy people and seriously impacts those with existing respiratory or cardiovascular diseases. (ANI)