Delhi on the brink; instant action needed

PTI
Tuesday, 14 November 2017

This week the national capital came to a halt with the thick smog that covered the city. The schools were shut down, transport system affected, flights delayed, people felt difficulty while breathing, invisibility was experienced in many places especially the highways and on roads, people suffered from health problems due to the smog, trains were suspended and day-to-day life activities of the people were affected.

This week the national capital came to a halt with the thick smog that covered the city. The schools were shut down, transport system affected, flights delayed, people felt difficulty while breathing, invisibility was experienced in many places especially the highways and on roads, people suffered from health problems due to the smog, trains were suspended and day-to-day life activities of the people were affected.

People were given instructions through television channels by ministers to not step out of the house and special warnings were issued for senior citizens, children and those suffering from health conditions to be cautious. On the first day when the city witnessed smog, Delhi's Chief Minister tweeted saying, "Every year, during this time of the year, Delhi becomes a gas chamber for almost a month." He also blamed the burning of stubble in the neighbouring states like Punjab and Haryana for the smog condition in the national capital.

While a video of speeding cars crashing into each other left many people injured went viral on the social media and a loud outcry was seen from people against the worsening situation of air pollution in Delhi. Every year the situation in Delhi during winter seems to worsen and a need arises to take major steps from the government's side to keep the air pollution control in check.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) in 2014 classified Delhi as the world's most polluted capital, with air quality levels worse than Beijing.
Nin Taneja, Delhi Coordinator for Nature Forever Society, which works for the conservation of house sparrows and flora and fauna found in human habitats, says the situation of smog in Delhi looks worse this year and people are facing a lot of problems related to health and others. "I have a throat irritation and it causes inconvenience while talking," she said while talking over the phone from Delhi. While sharing her experience she said, "When I reached office it was difficult to work as the smog had entered the office premises and was causing difficulty for the employees to work. Otherwise, the office closes at 6.30 but as the situation was very bad we left office at 4.30 pm." On the highway, the visibility is very bad. In the residential area, people are facing problem while breathing and those who are facing health problems like asthma and other breathing problems are facing inconvenience, she added.

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