Five vehicles collided on the Delhi Noida Direct (DND) flyway as a thick layer of smog enveloped Delhi after Diwali night on Monday morning. No injuries have been reported in the accident. However, visuals from the site of accident indicate that the vehicles were considerably damaged.
In the capital, people woke up to dense smog which reduced the visibility levels drastically. According to air quality monitored by the Central Pollution Control Board, PM 2.5 in Delhi went up to 999 in the US Embassy area and 702 in Anand Vihar.
In R K Puram, PM 2.5 went up to 643 micrograms which is almost ten times the safe limit of 60 micrograms per cubic metres and PM 10 stood at 999 micrograms per cubic metres which is also way more than the safe limit of 100 micrograms.
The Delhi government on Saturday had reviewed the ambient air quality in the capital. Hazardous air conditions were also reported from across the country in metros such as Mumbai, Kolkata, Pune, Ahmedabad, Lucknow and Bangalore.