A blanket of thick haze enveloped Delhi on Tuesday, 7 November, as pollution levels breached the permissible standards by multiple times.
The rapid fall in air quality and visibility began late on 6 November, as moisture combined with pollutants shrouded the city in a thick cover of haze.
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By 10 am on Tuesday morning, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) recorded 'severe' air quality, meaning the intensity of pollution was extreme. The CPCB took similar measures last year too, when toxic smog engulfed Delhi.
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