Pollution is a great leveller and even Priyanka Chopra was a victim of Delhi’s toxic fumes as she shot for her upcoming project in the capital – The White Tiger.
The Sky is Pink actor took to Instagram to post a picture of herself in Delhi. Channelling her inner Bane, in a blue mask and sunglasses she wrote: “Shoot days for #thewhitetiger.
It’s so hard to shoot here right now that I can’t even imagine what it must be like to live here under these conditions. We r blessed with air purifiers and masks. Pray for the homeless. Be safe everyone. #airpollution #delhipollution #weneedsolutions #righttobreathe (sic)."
Pollution levels in Delhi and satellite towns shot up again on Sunday morning, with the air quality bordering the 'severe plus' category at several places.
A slight increase in the wind speed and a light drizzle on Saturday had led a drop in pollution levels with the air quality index settling at 399 in the evening. However, weather experts said pollution levels shot up overnight due to calm winds leading to accumulation of pollutants. At 11 a.m., Delhi's AQI read 483.
On Friday, the city recorded the 24-hour AQI average of 484, which prompted authorities to shut schools, ban all construction activities and declare a "public health emergency".
The Friday's highest was the worst since November 9, 2017, when it was 486. The AQI at Pusa, Bawana, Anand Vihar, Ashok Vihar, Mundka, Punjabi Bagh and ITO was between 490 and 500.