In Photos: Delhi Gasps for Breath Amid ‘Severe’ Air Pollution
Pollution levels have peaked to its maximum in the last three years in New Delhi.
Burning eyes, itchy skin, difficulty to breathe.
For the residents of Delhi, clean air is a luxury. Air pollution in the city and neighbouring NCR Regions worsened over the last one week, with the Air Quality Index (AQI) levels reaching as high 900 in some areas.
On 1 November, the capital city’s air quality dropped to an ‘emergency’ category for the first time since January 2019.
As pollution levels peak to its maximum in the last three years and thick smog envelops the city, people are left to the mercy of masks and air purifiers for a breath of fresh air.
Chhath Puja celebrations, where women pay obeisance to the rising sun along the ghats on the Yamuna banks and water bodies in the city, have also added to pollution.
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