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  • Morgan Brzozowski & Anh Vu

    New Delhi's Air pollution

    New Delhi ties for first place, along with Beijing, China, for having the world’s worst air. New Delhi is one of India’s most important cities considering the fact that it is India’s capital. Unfortunately for it’s inhabitants, New Delhi’s air is fatal. The statistics are alarming. Specific to New Delhi, the numbers of vehicles on the road have increased by sixty-five percent since 2003. The more vehicles on the road mean that there are more harmful pollutants being put into the atmosphere. Another main cause of Delhi’s air pollution is simply all the dirt that is being left in the atmosphere creating a haze throughout the whole city. Geography also plays a role in New Delhi’s traumatic air pollution because it is a landlocked city unlike Mumbai or Chennai. There is no coastal breeze eradicating the pollutants.

    New Delhi is in the middle of the country therefore it does not receive the coastal breeze to clear out air pollution
    The Victory Arch in New Delhi can not even be seen in this picture due to the smog produced from pollution
    Vehicles passing through India's capital increase the rate of pollution

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