Delhi is in panic today as it woke to ‘severe’ air quality under a blanket of thick haze. Pollution levels have breached the permissible standards by multiple times, prompting the Indian Medical Association (IMA) to declare a public health emergency state.

The rapid fall in air quality and visibility began last evening itself as moisture combined with pollutants shrouded the city in a thick cover of haze, reports PTI. By 10 am today, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) recorded ‘severe’ air quality, meaning the intensity of pollution was extreme.

These photos will tell you just how terrible it is in Delhi today: