1. Air Pollution in Delhi: This airplane video reveals fearful extent of smog; watch what Manish Tewari posted

Air Pollution in Delhi: This airplane video reveals fearful extent of smog; watch what Manish Tewari posted

Thick grey clouds of smoke have descended over Delhi and the city is choking

By: | New Delhi | Published: November 8, 2017 4:12 PM
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Thick grey clouds of smoke have descended over Delhi and the city is choking. Senior Congress leader and former Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Manish Tewari, on Wednesday, posted a mobile-made video, on his Twitter account, showing the alarming condition of the city due to high pollution and the worsening air quality index. The video, that has been made from the window of an aeroplane during its landing, shows the city covered under a blanket of smog. Manish Tewari has captioned the video saying, “A short video of our flight coming into land at IGI Airport New Delhi. The video is from lowering of the undercarriage to touch down. Gives you a sense how deep the smog is over India’s National Capital #delhiAirpollution.” A public health emergency has already been declared by the Indian Medical Association in Delhi as the air quality in the world’s most polluted capital city has plunged to abysmal levels. One can only imagine what teh pilots must be going through while landing!

“State, schools must be shut and people must avoid stepping out”, said President of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), Dr KK Aggarwal while declaring Delhi in a state of public health emergency, as per a tweet by ANI. Another tweet by the news agency stated that more than 20 flights have been delayed or affected due to runway closure and smog at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport.

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) had said on Monday that the high moisture level in the air has trapped emissions from local sources and are hanging low over the city in the absence of wind.

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    Hari
    Nov 9, 2017 at 12:21 pm
    Delhi is the worst city which is a gift of the corrupt political system of this country. None of the politicians have ability and competency to solve these problems. The politicians are only fooling the public with false assurances. Almost all big cities of this country will face such ugly situation like Delhi in course of time. There is no governance in this country. Only false and misleading statements are given by politicians in power. Now people should be ready for a far more serious eventuality in future.
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      Raj
      Nov 9, 2017 at 2:53 am
      "One can only imagine what teh pilots must be going through while landing!" Flights have instrument landing - ILS, the pilots don't need to "see" anything - in fact ILS is safer than VFR landing as VFR is more risky. IT doesn't matter how "thick" the smog is - as long as radars can identify aircraft and aircraft can communicate over the radio all is good.
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