People in Delhi NCR woke up to a thick blanket of smog engulfing the city on Monday morning, with visibility reduced to just 200 meters a day after Diwali.
The air pollution throughout the country shot up to alarming levels post Diwali celebrations on Sunday. According to air quality measure, PM 2.5 in Delhi went up to 999 in the US Embassy area and 702 in Anand Vihar according to Central Pollution Control Board. 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 increased air pollution levels in the Delhi-NCR region reduced the visibility to as close as 200 metres leading to difficulty in driving. Early Monday morning, five vehicles collided on the Delhi-Noida-Direct (DND) Flyway due to the smog.
The public took to Twitter to express their anger, here are some of the top tweets:
— sheikh haroon (@haroonsheikh786) October 31, 2016
#smog perhaps one of the major reason to leave Delhi. The city is doomed! No one cares.
— Harmeet Singh (@harmeetsach89) October 31, 2016
Some illiterates bursted crackers in huge amount. They don’t care about the climate and the city in which they live. #smog
— Radhika (@ScholarRama) October 31, 2016
Actual deshdrohi are bhakts. Heard sound of crackers till 2:00 am despite SC order. They don’t believe in law of land. #Smog
— दलित एकता (@invincisachin) October 31, 2016
— ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (@PranavDixit) October 30, 2016