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Delhi smog hits ‘emergency’ levels

Published : Thursday, 14 November, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 276



NEW DELHI, Nov 13: The Indian capital's notorious air pollution hit "emergency" levels again Wednesday, coinciding with a visit by Britain's Prince Charles.
The government's air quality monitor, System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research
(SAFAR), said pollution levels in Delhi-NCR are expected to enter the "severe plus" or "emergency" category on Wednesday.
New Delhi has been choked on and off for weeks, as industrial and traffic pollution -- combined with smoke from crop stubble burning -- cast a toxic pall over the metropolis.
For the second time in 10 days, the amount of 2.5PM -- the deadly tiny particles that get into the bloodstream and lungs -- hit "emergency" levels, nearly 20 times the safe limit set by the World Health Organisation.     -AFP










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