A seasonal dense, toxic smog enveloping New Delhi has hit its worst level for years, with readings of air pollutants reaching ‘hazardous’ levels and poor visibility forcing dozens of flights to divert from India’s capital.
Air pollutant readings monitored by the US Embassy in the city hit 810 micrograms per cubic meter on Sunday morning – over 30 times the World Health Organisation’s safe daily limit of 25. The pollution in some parts of the city exceeded recordable levels, according to local reports.
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