Diwali effect: Five vehicles collide at DND flyway due to heavy smog

In the capital, people woke up to dense smog which reduced the visibility levels drastically.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 1, 2016 11:42 am
DND accident, DND flyway, Delhi smog, Delhi pollution, Diwali effect, Delhi weather, Delhi news, India news, latest news, indian express No injuries were reported as five vehicles collided on the DND flyway. (ANI Photo)

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.

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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.

DND accident, DND flyway, Delhi smog, Delhi pollution, Diwali effect, Delhi weather, Delhi news, India news, latest news, indian express Visuals from the site of accident. (ANI Photo)

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.

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    MyTake
    Oct 31, 2016 at 6:12 am
    Diwali effect? Now I.E. task is to make an I.E. effect!lt;br/gt;Find a different language to describe a problem so scientists can find a solution!
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      MyTake
      Oct 31, 2016 at 6:15 am
      This is not how you make headline by describing a national celebration by making people feel guilty of it!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Bone head!
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        Hitchcock
        Oct 31, 2016 at 11:24 am
        Important News !!! lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;There is never any smog in Delhi except after Deewali !! lt;br/gt;There are never any vehicle colisions except after Deewali !!!!
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          Samantha Saxena
          Oct 31, 2016 at 9:15 am
          LOL, we are ruining our own cities in the name of religion. Soon we will be carrying oxygen masks with us just to survive in this city. I am celebrating Green Diwali since 7 years now but alas for the other illiterate people i have to suffer every diwali with respiratory issues.
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