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Vox Pop: Beijing Has Put An Alert For High Levels Of Pollution, Shouldn't Delhi Do The Same?

How safe is India’s capital, when it comes to air pollution? The smog levels are rising alarmingly, as the city waits for the onset of winters

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Air pollution reached hazardous levels in Beijing this week prompting the city to upgrade to the second highest alert in the last 13 months. The Beijing smog alert underlines China’s challenges as it joins other countries to try to reduce greenhouse gases. President Xi Jinping has traveled to Paris for United Nations-sponsored talks with more than 140 world leaders including PM Narendra Modi aimed at cutting emissions.

But how safe is India’s capital, when it comes to air pollution? The smog levels are rising alarmingly, as the city waits for the onset of winters. In New Delhi, the US embassy's monitoring station recorded an air quality index of 372 - which put air pollution levels well into "hazardous" territory. So BW Businessworld decided to check Delhites about pollution levels in the city and how safe they feel here. On expected lines most citizens believe that India should also devise ways of reducing air pollution choking the city and leading to several air borne diseases.


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