Each and every city has its own charm and USP. But it also has its own share of woes. For instance, commuters are exasperated by the #BangaloreTraffic and #MumbaiRains disrupted the normal life of residents. But for Delhiites, it is the massive spike in air pollution after Diwali.
According to NDTV, IQ Air Visual released its AQI (Air Quality Index) for 50 of the most polluted cities in the world on October 30 and Delhi bagged the top spot. The capital’s AQI was 422 which falls in the “hazardous” category. The Times of India reports that burning of firecrackers, farm fires, and low wind speeds mean that the situation will persist until Friday.
Until then, people are sharing their woes about the toxic smog and the city feeling like a gas chamber with jokes and memes. Here are the ones that hit the right spot as #DelhiChokes.
— krishn panthri (@kkrishn92) October 30, 2019
— Humor Being🌈 (@followTheGupta) October 28, 2019
"Hamare paas Metro hai, higher study hai, modern hospital hai, luxury life hai, tumhare paas kya hai?", commented Delhi people.
They replied, "Hamare paas jeene ke liye shuddh hawa hai."
Awkward silence, conversation ended.#AirPollutionIsNotAJoke
— Rachit Tiwari (@iamrachit10) October 29, 2019
— नादान परिंदे🇮🇳 (@Gauri_doonite) October 28, 2019
— Ravi Jha (@ravijhha) October 28, 2019
— vipin (@Garhwali_Guy) October 27, 2019
— BihariBabu (@mayanksledger) October 28, 2019
Breathing in Delhi is a dying art. #DelhiChokes
— Sayantan Ghosh (@sayantansunnyg) October 28, 2019
Delhites be like:- pic.twitter.com/tEXabkZIR9
— Rachit (@rachit_bhushan) October 29, 2019
She : oh yeah Choke me to death baby
— Tweetera🐦 (@DoctorrSays) October 28, 2019
— WastedWorlds (@_InBalia_) October 28, 2019
Dear relatives, this festive season gift oxygen rather than soan papdi.#DelhiChokes
— अमन🇮🇳 (@TheAlteria) October 28, 2019
Day 1: #DelhiChokes
Day 2: 😷 pic.twitter.com/A5Ysy1P9Ju
— Irfan (@simpIyirfan) October 28, 2019
— Siddharth Jain (@i_siddharthjain) October 31, 2019
One does not simply walk into Mordor. There is evil there that does not sleep, and the Great Eye is ever watchful. It is a barren wasteland, riddled with fire and ash and dust, the very air you breathe is a poisonous fume. #DelhiSmog pic.twitter.com/AuWWA2lKhD
— Abhirath Batra (@AbhirathB) October 30, 2019
Guy: “Let’s go out for a smoke”
Guy 2: “Cigarette hai tere paas?”
— GRV (@MildlyClassic) October 31, 2019
— Ari (@squishybunny129) October 30, 2019
The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) had advised residents to use air-purifying plants at home, use carpools for commuting to work and avoid strenuous activities outside.