'Delhi Chokes' Trend on Twitter After Delhi Air Quality Becomes 'Severe'; Netizens Express Their Concerns Over Deteriorating Air Quality in National Capital
Air quality deteriorates in Delhi during Diwali. (Photo Credits: ANI)

New Delhi, October 30: Air quality in Delhi deteriorated to the “severe” category on Wednesday. A blanket of smog engulfed the National Capital. Residents of Delhi took to Twitter to express their concern over the deteriorating air quality. "#Delhi Chokes" started to trend on on the social media platform after the air quality deteriorated to severe in the nation capital.  As per the Central Pollution Control Board, Air Quality Index (AQI), the air quality index was 415 in the morning. Delhi Air Pollution: Air Quality Deteriorates To 'Severe' Category In Lodhi Road Area.

According to reports, Anand Vihar was the most polluted area in Delhi. AQI of 464 was recorded in the area. Wazirpur was the second most polluted area of Delhi with an AQI of 430. Stubble burning practice in the neighbouring states of Haryana, Punjab and other North Indian states have added to the woes of the residents of Delhi. Twitter has been flooded with tweets on Delhi’s poor air quality. Some are slamming the government for not taking appropriate steps for the menace, while others are raising their concerns. Air Quality Deteriorates in Delhi: NASA Satellite Image Shows Stubble Burning in Punjab And Haryana, Fire Map Indicates Alarming Situation.

Here Are Some of The Tweets:

"Children here will get lung cancer in 3rd to 4th of decade of life"

"Appeal to government to stop making fool, take action"

"To those who burned crackers on Diwali, are you able to breath in your own shit?"

"No way to live, Dilli. This is absolute hell"

"Who is responsible for this? We all are!"

The AQI considers five major pollutants - particulate matter with a diameter less than 10 mm (PM10), PM2.5, nitrogen dioxide, ozone and carbon monoxide. During this time of year, the pollution level increased in Delhi during to bursting firecrackers and burning stubble.

On the Diwali night, AQI in areas such as RK Puram, Patparganj, Satyawati College and Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium hit the maximum level of 999. Not only in Delhi, the pollution level in the satellite towns of Ghaziabad and Greater Noida was also severe. An AQI between 0-50 is considered "good", 51-100 "satisfactory", 101-200 "moderate", 201-300 "poor", 301-400 "very poor", and 401-500 "severe". AQI above 500 is considered as “severe-plus emergency" category.