These Before and After photographs show how serious Delhi’s air pollution crisis is

Several Delhi residents took it to twitter to present the differences between post and pre Diwali air quality in the city to highlight the Public Health Emergency.

New Delhi| From Tuesday Delhi has been in news for its severe air pollution. The National Capital is covered under intense smog from early this week. The Air Quality Index (AQI) is deteriorating on a daily basis.

Air quality oscillated between the ‘severe’ 400 and 500 mark in several areas of the national capital region and breached the index maximum in at least two. The worst air quality in the region was recorded in Karol Bagh at 633, followed by Ghaziabad at 571 at 10 am. Overall, Delhi recorded an AQI of 435, as per the Ministry of Earth Science’s SAFAR air quality index.

Photo Courtesy: Paritosh Saini
Photo Courtesy: Paritosh Saini

The capital is declared under Public Health Emergency. The Authority has advised people not to do any outdoor exercises until further notice. Schools are shut down until 5 November. No permission for construction and bursting crackers in Delhi. The government has suggested people wear a breathing mask and to be indoors. The odd-even scheme will also be implemented since Monday after the drop in air index.

Several Delhiites took it to twitter to present the differences between post and pre Diwali air quality in the city.

A twitter user Chetan Bhattacharji shared a picture of India Gate on 15th August and on 26th and 28th October.

Another user pointed out at the smoggy skyline.

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Even Delhi CM could nor resist and he also shared the before and after pictures on his Twitter account.

Earlier NASA also reported the reason behind the Delhi smog is the crop burning in the state of Punjab and Haryana.

CM Kejriwal has requested Punjab and Haryana CMs to put efforts in controlling the crop burning which is causing Delhi.

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