Toxic smog cloaks New Delhi morning after Diwali festivities 9 SHARES Share it! With schools closed for holidays, many young children stayed indoors to escape the pollution levels in New Delhi that shot up to 681, as reported by the U.S. Embassy Thursday morning from 200 a day earlier. The government blamed the toxic stew on a combination of burning of stubble in agricultural fields and firecrackers. Rias Ahmed, an auto rickshaw driver, said it was highly unlikely that air pollution was going to decrease in and around the Indian capital. On Wednesday, it banned the entry of diesel-run trucks into New Delhi from Nov. 8-10 to control the pollution levels.
Source: Manila Bulletin November 08, 2018 14:56 UTC