#DelhiSmog Memes Take Over Twitter As Residents Lament The Poor Air Quality After Diwali

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.

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.

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