Delhi is enveloped in a hazardous blanket of smog and the dismaying magnitude of air pollution doesn’t seem to fall back in line anytime soon. With winters almost there, the pollution levels have crossed permissible levels and people in the city woke up to reduced visibility and a thick layer of smog on November 7. As people are gasping to breathe, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal described Delhi as a “gas chamber”. While several people on social media have expressed anguish about the situation, there are some who added a pinch of humour and created memes out of it.
Meanwhile, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles have come all the way to the Capital and if pictures are anything to go by, they are in for a tough time. As soon as the pictures – laced with smog – were posted on social media, many viewers sympathised with the visitors and others doled out sarcasm. While one wrote, “I first thought there is something wrong with my phone screen,” another one wrote, “What an amazing time to be at the capital. London wali feeling aa rahi hogi totally!”
Steal a glance at the pictures here.
Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall arrive in Delhi pic.twitter.com/coI3zyNudz
— ANI (@ANI) November 8, 2017
And this is how people reacted.
I first thought there is something wrong with my phone screen.
— rashminp (@rashminp) November 8, 2017
Some were sympathetic.
Mar jaayenge itne dhuye me..
— औरंगज़ेब शर्मा🚩 (@facelesskrishna) November 8, 2017
Others were rather sarcastic.
The smog is here to welcome them :)
— Miss J (@msfunnybones_j) November 8, 2017
What an amazing time to be at the capital. London wali feeling aa rahi hogi totally !
— Nandini Tandon (@nandinit9) November 8, 2017
Totally. Like a post apocalyptic London!
— Monk in a Tux (@monk_in_a_tux) November 8, 2017
🤣🤣🤣 Ganimat hai Utarte hi return flight Nahin Iiya unhone
— Sreenivas Bidari (@BidariSreenivas) November 8, 2017
They must be like we need a shower, real quick.
— Moonlitdance (@deekshashekawat) November 8, 2017
Bravery Award to Prince Charles and Camilla for daring to visit Delhi right now pic.twitter.com/pT3rUJ8dG5
— Shilpa Rathnam (@shilparathnam) November 8, 2017
From burning crops to bursting firecrackers, there are various reasons that have contributed to the alarming condition. The situation got so bad that on Wednesday, according to the System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), the air quality index in Delhi touched the 500 mark.