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Haze descends in Gurgaon after thunderstorm

gurgaon Updated: May 28, 2016 11:19 IST
Isha Sahni
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The weatherman recorded the minimum temperature at 31 degree Celsius and maximum at 42 degree Celsius in Gurgaon. (Parveen Kumar/ HT Photo)

Gurgaon

Gurgaon residents woke up to a hazy Friday with widespread dust. The dusty conditions reduced visibility to around 1,000 metres at 2.30 pm on Friday.

The weatherman recorded the minimum temperature at 31 degree Celsius and maximum at 42 degree Celsius.

According to the India Metrological Department, there sky will continue to remain partly cloudy with strong dust storm and the likelihood of rain in some parts of the city.

“There is a lot of dust in the air and we are having difficulties in breathing. Even the visibility is fairly low. The buildings which are otherwise visible from my office window are not in the sight due to smog and dust,” said Prayag Gupta of Gurgaon.

Doctors said the sudden change in weather and frequent dust storms have resulted in a 15-20 percent increase in respiratory ailments in Gurgaon.

They said people, especially the elderly, are facing a lot of difficulty in breathing due to the widespread dust.

“A lot of people complaining of respiratory and breathing issues. One of the main reasons for the increase in the ailments is the frequent dust storms. Patients suffering from asthma, children and the elderly are the worst effected,” said Dr Manoj Goel, director & head, department of pulmonology, Fortis memorial research institute, Gurgaon.