Delhi smog: Fitness enthusiasts remain undeterred

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The fitness enthusiasts remained undeterred by thick smog which has engulfed Delhi and continued their exercise routine in Rajpath area. Almost all of them could be seen wearing masks.

Exposure to smog can be severely harmful to the health of the exposed as it can cause/aggravate health conditions such as chest infections, asthma, cold and eye irritation.

On Friday morning, Delhi woke up to yet another foggy morning with extremely poor visibility levels. The Air Quality Index across the city remained in the "hazardous" category. In Mandir Marg it was 515, in Punjabi Bagh it stood at 802, Anand Vihar was at 571 while in Dwarka it was 420.

Fitness enthusiasts at Rajpath

Fitness enthusiasts at Rajpath

An analysis of the Central Pollution Control Board's AQI bulletin archives has shown that air quality has become worse across the northern-Gangetic region in places such as Lucknow, Agra, Kanpur and Muzzafarpur, reported The Indian Express.

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India Gate

India Gate

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) pulled up Delhi Government and civic authorities for failing to take measures to control air pollution in smog-covered Delhi. The NGT directed that industrial activities should not be carried on in Delhi till the next hearing and asked the government to depute an officer to monitor the polluting activities.

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Extremely poor visibility in the capital

Extremely poor visibility in the capital

The Arvind Kejriwal government on Thursday announced the return of the odd-even plan from November 13 to 17 as air quality in the Capital worsened for the third straight day.

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Lodhi Road

Lodhi Road

Crop burning in the neighbouring states is said to be the main culprit. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has requested the Chief Ministers of Punjab and Haryana to put an end to crop burning.

Hitting back at Arvind Kejriwal for pointing fingers at the neighbouring states for pollution in the national capital, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday said that his Delhi counterpart does not understand the problem.

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Kejriwal had earlier said that people and the Government of Delhi are ready to take all steps but these steps will not be enough until a solution to the crop stubble burning is found.

The odd-even car rationing scheme will be enforced in Delhi for a five-day period from November 13, city Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said on Thursday.

Under the Odd-Even formula, vehicles with the registration number ending with an even number are allowed on roads on an even date while those ending in an odd number are allowed on odd dates. The scheme was enforced in Delhi twice in 2016.

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