Yesterday when Arjun and Vivek were having a tea break, they decided to visit the nearby pan shop for a sutta break.
Arjun- Do choti gold dena
Pan waala- Ye lijiye
Walking back towards office, Anjana meets them in midway
Anjana- Contributing to air pollution?
Vivek- Ek cigeratte se kya hota hai
Anjana- Well guys, when you were getting high on nicotine, we were getting high on smog and finally Lucknow tops the chart in Air Pollution and surpasses Delhi to become India’s most polluted city!
Yes, guys, big congratulations to all of us as Lucknow became the number 1 polluted city in India on Tuesday. After a day of relief, Lucknow once again became a gas chamber with the Air Quality Index (AQI) of 484. While Delhi’s AQI was 298.
While Delhi and Varanasi saw a dip in Air Pollution, Lucknow’s neighboring city, Kanpur becomes India’s third most polluted city in the country.
The pollution level in Lucknow gained 58 units and pushed the city into the ‘severe’ category. The PM 2.5, which is the prominent pollutant, affects people’s health severely. The research also shows that people with Diabetes are also affected due to air pollution.
Burning of garbage is a major source of PM1
Another pollutant has entered the Lucknow’s deteriorating air. PM 1, which comes from burning of Fossil fuel and garbage. This superfine pollutant is known as the invisible killer, which can go deep into the lungs and bloodstream, causing serious illness.
Yesterday, morning many people complained of breathing problem in the city. A resident of Hazratganj, Sanjay said, “I’m unable to go for morning walk since last 5 days due to air pollution in the city. Yesterday, I thought of using a mask for my morning walk. However, I started feeling irritation in my eyes and I came back home.”
People in the city are demanding the government to stop all construction work in city, including metro, which is becoming a major source of dust in the air.
Administration, on the other hand, is planning to ban all diesel vehicles older than 10 years in Lucknow, if the level of air pollution doesn’t improve in the coming days.