#SmogKills: How Is Delhi NCR Coping With Its 3rd Day of Bad Smog?
Motorists drive surrounded by smog in New Delhi on 8 November 2017.
Motorists drive surrounded by smog in New Delhi on 8 November 2017.(Photo: AP)

#SmogKills: How Is Delhi NCR Coping With Its 3rd Day of Bad Smog?

Delhi-NCR has been seeing hazardously bad pollution levels for the past few days, but Tuesday, 7 November, is when the national capital first woke up to a shockingly heavy cover of smog.

The pollution rose to dangerous levels, with 18 out of 21 active pollution monitoring stations recording "severe" air quality. On the morning of the third day since severe smog blanketed the city and its adjoining places, we reached out to people on the ground to see how they were coping.

The rapid fall in air quality and visibility began late on 6 November, as moisture combined with pollutants shrouded the city in a thick haze. The air quality has only deteriorated since.

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With the capital region now facing a health emergency, the AAP government has taken a number of measures to fight pollution. Primary schools have been ordered closed and outdoor activities for children have been banned. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who described Delhi as a “gas chamber”, reviewed the situation in a meeting with health and environment officials.

Also Read: #SmogKills: Wondering How Healthy Are Your Lungs? Test Yourself!

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