Clear Skies, AQI below 50 During Coronavirus Lockdown: This Isn’t the Delhi We Know!

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Clear Skies, AQI below 50 During Coronavirus Lockdown: This Isn’t the Delhi We Know!

Illustration: Robin Chakraborty

The nationwide lockdown to tackle the coronavirus pandemic has introduced us to situations we are not used to – not going to work, spending so much time with family, and perhaps most surprisingly, a pollution-free Delhi.

The air quality index (AQI) has drastically fallen across Delhi as a side effect of the Coronavirus lockdown, and as one Twitter user suggested, it is time to make our lungs strong with loads of pranayam.

AQI has fallen below 50 across large parts of Delhi and NCR region and the scary “hazardous” in blood red has turned to a pleasant “good” in green on apps that monitor air quality, leaving users in both shock, and awe.

Social media users used this opportunity to point their cameras at the clear blue skies and flood the virtual world with some stunning pictures.

No filters, yep.

Haters will say this is photoshopped.

Is that a hill station? Is that London? Nope, it’s Delhi.

Right out of a painting, wouldn’t you say?

It is amazing what can be achieved, if only we curb our greed a bit.

Imagine going back to hazy skies and unbreathable air after seeing this.

A sight for sore eyes.

After Ramayan, we’d like a comeback of mother nature as well, thank you.

While the search for a coronavirus cure goes on, there is no mystery around the little things that we need to do to bring pollution levels down across our cities.

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