Delhi wakes up to thick smog ahead of Diwali

Updated:3 months, 1 week ago IST

New Delhi, Nov 06 (ANI): Delhi’s air pollution levels refuse to come down as residents gear up for a worsening situation. Come Diwali, the air pollution levels are already predicted to hit the sky. Experts believe Delhi’s air is 20 times more than its danger level. Tuesday morning in Delhi experienced the same heavy smog blanketed over the national capital. Already crossing ‘severe’ air quality, several factors continue to add to the situation. Commuters and joggers faced discomfort following poor air quality in the morning. The Environment Pollution (Prevention & Control) Authority had issued a notification predicting that air quality between November 1 and 10 will rise to 'severe' category. Experts believe this change has occurred because of the western disturbance that hit the Himalayan region in October, resulting in a dip in temperature and rise in the percentage of moisture in the air. The residents of Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) have been advised to avoid all outdoor activities, keep medicines handy in case of respiratory diseases and curb the use of private cars and two-wheelers.

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