Pollution Levels in Delhi :In a bid to reduce the pollution, Delhi has earlier introduced the odd-even rule in the nation’s capital city. On the eve of Diwali, people across the country celebrated the occasion using the firecrackers. Due to this massive pollution spread all over Delhi and some other part of the state of Uttar Pradesh. The smoke level in Delhi increased 14 times more than the actual pollution on the day of Diwali. The smoke comes out from the firecrackers that contaminated the air and eventually showed a massive impact on the visibility.
Pollution Levels in Delhi Rised Upto 14 Times On Diwali
In the morning on the eve of Diwali, thick smoke spread across the city of Delhi and some other parts of North India. Harmful pollutants have contaminated the city more than 14 to 16 times the actual safe limit. According to the official sources, the quality of the air recorded as severe which is quite dangerous and unsafe for the people residing in Delhi. According to the data disclosed by the central pollution monitoring agency, the quality of the air as per the standard measure must be 2.5 and it crossed the limit more than 14 times.
Harmful Pollutants Spread in Delhi Results in Visibility Problems
Several harmful particles in the air due to the pollution can cause various respiratory diseases and illness for all the people exposed to the pollution for a long time. A total of 7 locations in Delhi exposed to huge pollution and considered as the most polluted places in the country India. In the state of Uttar Pradesh, Kanpur and Lucknow recorded as the polluted cities in the state.
In the previous year, the Delhi High Court titled the capital city as a Gas Chamber due to massive pollution. The pollution levels in Delhi reached peak stage with a blend of perilous gases and harmful pollutants. A picture from NASA shows the smoke spread all over the country due to the smoke released by the firecrackers burst on the eve of Diwali.
Before the festival, some of the experts even cautioned all the people by anticipating worst pollution levels compared to a previous couple of years. The experts from the agency suggested people stay away from all the physical activities outside the house for a long time.