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Kolkata air pollution levels worse than Delhi, says experts

November 28, 2018

After Delhi, air pollution levels in Kolkata have reached hazardous levels. According to reports, Kolkata is now the most polluted city in India. Records during the month of November shows shocking results of rise in air pollution, especially after celebrating Diwali. Experts point out that onset of winter is only going to make things worse because people will have difficulties in breathing.

The two machines installed to detect pollution levels in Kolkata are located at the Victoria memorial and BT Road in Kolkata. Both the devices have shown alarming levels of rise in pollution. But sadly, the government or law makers are not taking any measures to curb or control the situation.

Residents of Kolkata took to social media to express their anxiety and worry over the situation. Many posted pictures of Kolkata before and after Diwali celebrations.

Same camera,same angle,same time,same location!Look what have we done this Diwali,despite the curbs imposed by SC!South City VANISHED!This is another P.C.Sorcar's magic! Where is our Pollution Control Sarkar??? #DiwaliPollution #KolkataOnDiwaliNight #KolkataAirPollution #Kolkata- Sange Suman, Twitter User.

Experts have warned residents. Those who are walking, jogging or going outdoors must be extremely careful and vigilant. In fact, a morning walker recently suffered lung problems and passed away. The incident happened at KFR Ground in the city. Experts pointed out that the morning air is most polluted.

Things get worse in Kolkata because of lack of greenery. The city lacks open spaces and greens which can absorb harmful chemicals like Carbon di Oxide. Apathy of concerned officials is only worsening the situation!

"@MamataOfficial CM of West Bengal, this negligence is appalling. What steps are being taken by the government? Start with a pollution and diesel vehicles check. #kolkataairpollution #বায়ুদà§'ষ", tweeted Sreyoshi Dey.

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