Pollution is so bad in New Delhi people are taking ‘smog selfies’

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The Indian government declared an “emergency situation” in New Delhi on Sunday as air pollution hit dangerous new highs – and residents have the selfies to prove it. 

Officials announced a slew of measures to combat toxic smog in the capital city, including halting construction projects, canceling school, closing a coal-fired power plant for 10 days and dousing the dusty roads with water.

City dwellers, meanwhile, took “smog selfies” as they strolled through air so dirty you can taste and smell it.

Visitors photographed their mugs against the hazy backdrop that blanketed popular tourist attractions like the India Gate, a 138-foot-hight structure built in 1931 to honor Indian soldiers who died in World War I. Read more…

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