The smoggy haze has yet again returned to the national capital on Tuesday as the neighbouring states have commenced with stubble burning. This fall in the temperature and wind speed has also pushed the city's air quality in the 'severe' zone.
Delhi: A layer of smog blankets the national capital this morning; visuals from the area around Africa Avenue road and Vasant Vihar. pic.twitter.com/U86A8DLvhq— ANI (@ANI) November 13, 2019
The System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) which is the government's air quality monitor mentioned that pollution levels in Delhi-NCR are expected to enter the "severe-plus" or "emergency" category on Wednesday.
Delhi: Major pollutants PM 2.5 at 500 & PM 10 at 497, both in 'severe' category in Lodhi Road area, according to the Air Quality Index (AQI) data. pic.twitter.com/BOB87hfyOc— ANI (@ANI) November 12, 2019
According to Meterologists, Delhi recorded on Tuesday morning a minimum temperature of 11.7 degrees Celsius, the season's lowest so far. It is two notches below normal for this time of the year. The dip in temperature makes the air dense which leads to dense pollutants accumulation.
The pollution level also rise in part due to the Delhi government removing restrictions under its odd-even scheme.
Netizens too shared their concerns about this problem as they woke up to smog yet again.
Delhi’s AQI right now - 490— Saket Gokhale (@SaketGokhale) November 13, 2019
Mumbai’s AQI right now - 3
Woke up with burning lungs this morning in Delhi.
If this isn’t considered a pollution emergency by the Delhi & Modi govt that needs to be dealt with ASAP, it’s a matter of great shame. pic.twitter.com/Ooa3zDHFAL
Arrey kitna kam hai ! 1000-500 hone do, tab na kuchh action hoga— tamalsanyal (@tamalsanyal3) November 13, 2019
Air in Delhi is expected to be in 'emergency' category today. Stay indoors if possible. Keep your pets, the elderly and children indoors too. https://t.co/hp0mcoWAdP— Smita Prakash (@smitaprakash) November 13, 2019
Say thanks to @myogiadityanath @capt_amarinder @ArvindKejriwal @mlkhattar for all those blessings..Those four states are really creating havoc .not even in a mood to obey @SupremeCourtFan Supreme Court order..They all are really hopeless.— Sumu (@Sumu03489771) November 13, 2019
Thanks to the criminal Negligence of @myogiadityanath @capt_amarinder @mlkhattar (specially Captain Sb).Those states are really making Delhiites life a Hell. Not even in a mood to obey SC orders. There representative didn't attend the meeting called by Env. Ministry,Disgusting.— Aasif Iqubal Khan (@aasif1912) November 13, 2019
Reports have mentioned that the levels of PM 2.5 shot up to 337 micrograms per cubic metre, breaching its emergency threshold of 300, by 9 pm, Tuesday in Delhi-NCR. In case of PM2.5, the safe level is 0-60 micrograms per cubic metre.