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People can’t breathe in Delhi

People can’t breathe in Delhi

Delhi is witnessing the worst pollution levels in 17 years especially after the celebrations of Diwali. The national capital is under the fangs of pollution. It is very high now and crossed 17 times more than the safe limit in several areas of Delhi.

An emergency meeting was held by the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on the alarming pollution levels. He stated that schools will be closed for coming three days and all activities like construction and demolition that increase pollution levels will be prohibited for the next five days to control the situation.

He also added that diesel generators will be not used for the coming 10 days except in emergency places like hospitals. Even the Badarpur Power Plant will be shut down for the next 10 days. From November 10 onwards, roads will be cleaned using vacuum. Jet sprinkling will be begun from Monday.

The CM urged people to stay in home by opting to work from home instead. The government is mulling to bring back the odd even formula system soon to curb the pollution levels in the nation’s capital. In addition to the Diwali celebrations, the crop burning in neighbouring states like Punjab and Haryana which the situation even more horrible and quality of air dipped to the worst.

Government will provide protective masks to CISF security personnel that watch the IGI airport. People are using air purifiers to save themselves from the worst pollution. Many companies that manufacture air purifiers said that an abrupt surge was seen in the products after Diwali.

Sales have multi-folded due to sudden demand from not the B2B companies but from the households as well. They anticipated more rise in these sales in the coming days as well. As the pollution is the worst in since 17 years, people want them to protect themselves.

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