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Delhi smog: People stage protest over deteriorating air quality at Jantar Mantar

News Agencies | First published: 6 November 2016, 12:56 IST
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Hundreds of people, including children on 6 November staged a protest at Jantar Mantar over the deteriorating air quality in the national capital, demanding the government to take effective initiatives to curb the rising air pollution.

The protest, organised by various citizen's group of Delhi, was also joined by celebrities such as Nafisa Ali among others.

"To curb the pollution, Delhi Government's Odd-Even initiative was a huge success. If possible, it should be implemented once again," actress Nafisa Ali said.

Another protester said: "Delhi has already become a gas chamber... how will people breathe in such pollution."

Delhi, on Saturday, witnessed the highest pollution levels of the seasons. The smog that hung low over the city kept pollution levels extremely high, breaching the safe limit by over 17 times at several places.

An emergency cabinet meeting has also been called at the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence in the afternoon to take stock of the situation.

 
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