Edited by: Alert India Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: November 07, 2017 19:40 IST ]
New Delhi: Air Quality index is setting all records high and transforming Delhi into the murk. People are tweeting pictures of smog that is spread across the capital city and is reaching to the dangerous level.
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) declared “a health emergency” on Tuesday and urged the government to “make efforts in curbing the pollution”.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Tuesday asked his deputy and Education Minister Manish Sisodia to consider shutting schools for a few days in view of the high pollution in the city.
The rapid fall in air quality and visibility began last evening as moisture combined with pollutants shrouded the city in a thick cover of haze.
By 10 am today, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) recorded ‘severe’ air quality, meaning the intensity of pollution was extreme.