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‘Yay, we’re beating Beijing’: Delhi residents tweet their air pollution woes

delhi Updated: Oct 31, 2016 10:12 IST
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A blanket of haze enveloped Delhi on Monday morning, with data suggesting air pollution has reached an alarming level. (This photo was tweeted by HT’s Ravi Choudhary)

Thick haze and smog greeted Delhi residents on Monday morning.

People tweeted photographs of smog-covered roads, complaining of “zero visibility”. Several people also reported that the air smelt of charred firecrackers and that it was difficult to breathe.

Pollution levels in the city spiked as much as 42 times higher than the normal in one of the most polluted spots of the Capital.

According to real time ambient air quality data of the Delhi Pollution Control Committee, PM10 readings went up by over 42 times on Sunday from the national ambiance air quality standard at RK Puram. At 10.55pm, PM10 was recorded at 4,273 µg/m³. PM2.5 also touched an alarming high at 748µg/m³ at 2.30am here.

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