The air quality in Delhi is still at a 'hazardous' level and it does not seem to be getting any better, any time soon.
Many people took to Twitter to raise concerns about the worsening air quality, and #DelhiBachao & #DelhiAirEmergency started trending on Twitter:
People of Delhi NCR cannot be expected to continue to work and send their children to school in these conditions. Where is the emergency response from all the government’s and agencies that are based out of the capital? #DelhiAirEmergency— Faye DSouza (@fayedsouza) November 3, 2019
I use an app that converts the air quality to an equivalent number of cigarettes. Anyone in Delhi now might as well be smoking 33 cigarettes a day. Imagine knowing your children are smoking more than a pack a day. Cos here, they are. #DelhiAirEmergency pic.twitter.com/9aumGokBo0— Siobhan Heanue (@siobhanheanue) November 3, 2019
This isn’t even funny I literally cannot breathe. The air in my lungs barely has enough oxygen. It feels like breathing in just a mixture of gases.— Isha (@isha_malik1) November 2, 2019
I’ve got headaches and nausea all day.
I CANT FUCKING BREATHE.#DelhiAirEmergency #DelhiBachao
Picture 1 - Mumbai from the flight— Piyush Jain (@PJ_CRACKER) November 2, 2019
Picture 2 - Delhi from the flight
The first picture is clicked from almost 4 times the height of from where the Delhi picture is clicked. #DelhiBachao #DelhiAirEmergency pic.twitter.com/TKm7xBoEmC
2019 : People in North India may lose 7 years of life due to air pollution.— Advaid (@Advaidism) November 2, 2019
2029 : People in North India may lose 20 years of life due to air pollution.
2039 : North India is Inhabitable. Move to somewhere else.#DelhiAirEmergencyhttps://t.co/dipsNZ9eGK
The sheer lack of government in Delhi is very, very striking. With such pollution, people would force any govt. to come to its knees, but not today, not here, not now. Wow.#pollutionkills #DelhiAirEmergency #DelhiBachao— Sandeep Manudhane (@sandeep_PT) November 3, 2019
This is Noida..Its totally under the smog..you wake up in the morning and can literally feel it.Govt has to do something..you can't leave your citizens to die like this.I can only imagine how asthama,or ppl with respiratory problem must be feeling.. Its deadly here. #DelhiBachao pic.twitter.com/1jhZfN4VFh— Gaurav Vats (@gaurav_vats3) November 3, 2019
It can only be in India where life can go as normal despite #DelhiAirEmergency . This is like subjecting millions to death. Rich and wealthy can migrate, what will the common man do? Politicians should stop the blame game and come together 2 solve it.— Pradeep Bhandari(प्रदीप भंडारी) (@pradip103) November 3, 2019
Delhi-NCR this morning. Can't escape the burning smell even inside the home. No visibility. Buildings in the front have disappeared. This is collective death sentence. #DelhiAirEmergency pic.twitter.com/UzYXjRk8Dz— Abhinav Prakash (@Abhina_Prakash) November 3, 2019
Is this smog or fog? Since it has rained a bit I am hoping it is fog now. Picture taken from IIT Delhi hostel. The other picture shows how the view generally is on a fine morning. #DelhiAirEmergency @ArvindKejriwal pic.twitter.com/BmvEIqMQj1— aali pant (@aalipant) November 3, 2019
Why are our leaders blaming each other rather than working together to solve a catastrophic issue like pollution?— Srivatsa (@srivatsayb) November 3, 2019
It's Delhi today, soon it will be Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyd'bad etc
Urban India is in a pitiable condition. Will we ever start fixing things?#DelhiAirEmergency
Crackers are a problem.— Pallavi (@That_Desi_Girl) November 2, 2019
Stubble burning is a problem.
Vehicular emission is a problem.
Consumption behaviour is a problem.
& if you do whataboutery then YOU are a problem. Delhi is choking & no amount of "but what about..." is going to help us #DelhiAirEmergency
Everyone lauded series #Chernobyl;if things continue the way they are,soon a series on #DelhiPollution will be coming out where we will watch on TV box how our generation got swallowed by this toxic air while the victims remained helpless & the system shameless #DelhiAirEmergency— Jaiveer Shergill (@JaiveerShergill) November 3, 2019
It's high time,when our gov should take some really strong steps to conquer this pollution.people are literally dying due to this poisonous air. Even after many attempts of gov to reduce this pollution nothing seems to be working,all mainly coz of bad implementations#DelhiBachao pic.twitter.com/zkjJMx08jl— Anju Mourya✨✨ (@MouryaAnju) November 3, 2019
Delhi literally appears to be the embodiment of a gas chamber, and it is high time that the government actually makes an effort to look after the very people who it is supposed to govern.