Date: 4 months ago   Category: Society

Residents of the Indian capital choke with a toxic smog


Residents of the capital of India of New Delhi continue to choke the fourth day with a toxic smog which has appeared in the morning on November 8 after the celebration of a Hindu festival of the Diwali known also as "the Festival of Fires". Reuters reports about it.

Before it almost all night long tens of thousands of people started fireworks and petards in air. Smoke from them has increased already high level of a smog from exhaust gases of vehicles and industrial emissions. It was imposed on this and seasonal burning by peasants of an eddish on fields.

the Level of air pollution has exceeded 400 micrograms of firm particles on cubic meter at norm of <25.br>
Meteorologists don't promise that in the next few days in New Delhi the heavy rain or strengthening of wind is expected that would allow to purify air. Somehow to improve a situation, the authorities till Monday have forbidden all construction works and entrance of heavy cargo transport in the city. To the population recommended to carry on a face of a bandage, and to drivers - to refuse use of cars.

the World Health Organization calls air in New Delhi the sixth on impurity in the world. At the same time 20 million people live in the capital of India.

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