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Smog blankets Delhi-NCR, affects vehicular movement on roads

A Dense Blanket Of Smog Covered Delhi, NCR Affecting Vehicular Movement On The Roads As Pollution Levels Breached Permissible Standards By Multiple Times.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Himani Garg | Updated on: 08 Nov 2017, 09:06:39 AM
Smog blankets Delhi-NCR, affects vehicular movement on roads

New Delhi:

A dense blanket of smog covered Delhi, NCR affecting vehicular movement on the roads as pollution levels breached permissible standards by multiple times.

In view of severe air pollution, people at a park in Delhi's Dwarka were seen wearing masks on Wednesday morning.

Earlier, thick smog hampered visibility at the Delhi airport on Tuesday, that disrupted operations and delayed over 300 flights by up to two hours.

Read more: Dense smog hampers visibility at Delhi airport; 300 flights delayed

The air quality of Delhi was at the season’s worst on Tuesday due to a combined effect of smoke from stubble burning and moisture. Visibility levels plunged as a thick blanket of haze hung low over the city.

Schools, up till class V, will shut down as per the directions by the Delhi government. It has also stopped all outdoor school activity in schools after the Indian Medical Association (IMA) asked called for steps to keep children out of the "hazardous" air pollution levels.

(With PTI inputs)




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First Published : 08 Nov 2017, 08:04:24 AM

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