People in Delhi NCR region are living in the worst times currently as the entire city feels like a gas chamber. It has become difficult to breathe and to be outdoors without a mask isn't even an option anymore. However, the smoke and pollution have also crept into our houses, even the underground metro stations.
People are gasping for fresh air in and around the city, and Air Quality Index (AQI) has touched 999 in some parts of Delhi and NCR. The air quality is deteriorating at an alarming rate. Even more than 120 hours post Diwali, the air quality is getting worse minute by minute instead of improving.
AQI India, recently, shared the 24-hour time lapse video on November 3 which looks totally frightening. The video shows the visibility getting drastically reduced in comparison to the night of November 2.
It seems like winter is here and the city is being covered in fog but in reality, it is only thick blanket of smog.
Last 24 hours in Delhi were the worst in terms of air quality for this year. Here is a time lapse of Delhi (03 Nov 2019). @rahulkanwal @PrakashJavdekar @sunitanar @CPCB_OFFICIAL @ndtv @ABPNews @htTweets @IndianExpress @HuffPostIndia @guardianeco @CNNnews18 @CNN @TimesNow @NatGeo pic.twitter.com/gbdEnc0Inm— Rohit Bansal (@rohitbsl) November 3, 2019
Delhi government has taken several measures in a bid to curb the effects of rising pollution level and as a result, construction activities in Delhi NCR region has been stalled till November 5. Even the odd even scheme has come into effect from today till November 15. However, there seems to be little to no improvement in the worsening air quality.
AQI had also shared a time lapse of the day after Diwali, but it wasn't as bad as the one shared yesterday. Check it out.
A timelapse of Diwali day and evening, showing a smog layer covering the city already during the day.
As the light show at Connaught Place starts, others are burning fireworks and creating PM2.5 levels higher than 1500.#airpollution #diwali #delhi pic.twitter.com/Ki5Uyq5aKH
Unfortunately, we are all breathing poison and the weather department has predicted rain in the coming days, which could provide some respite.
Till then, people should stay indoors or shouldn't step outside without a mask.