The rising air pollution has become a cause of worry for people living in Delhi-NCR. Amid all this, the air pollution level in Dwarka region has slipped to hazardous category.
It has come as a great shock to people living in the sub-city of Dwarka as it is the second highest reading in the world. Dwarka recorded air pollution level of 907. It is 18 times worse than the prescribed level.
It is more shocking that Dwarka is the most polluted residential area in the world. Only an industrial region in France is ahead of Dwarka in terms of air pollution.
The conditions in national capital exacerbated despite several precautionary measured being enforced to check pollution in the city.
Earlier in the day, a Supreme Court-constituted panel declared health emergency in the national capital region. Construction activities have been halted to check air pollution in the city.
Bhure Lal, chairman, Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) wrote letters to Chief Secretaries of Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to inform about the situation on Thursday night.
He said, “We have to take this as a public health emergency as air pollution will have an adverse health impact on all, particularly our children.”