Morning walks in Delhi can kill you as air quality is on brink of turning 'severe'

New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Nov 1: Abandon the thought of a refreshing morning walk in Delhi. Recommended otherwise as an important step towards a healthy lifestyle; these morning walks in Delhi and NCR can kill you. 

Severe pollution and smog make visibility poor in the national capital even as emergency measures to check pollution come into force today in Delhi-NCR. State pollution control bodies have been directed to initiate criminal prosecution against violators, while the Delhi government said it was fully prepared to implement an odd-even scheme to regulate private vehicles when needed.A day after the air quality slipped into 'severe' category, there was a marginal dip in pollution level due to increased wind speed but the air quality still remained 'very poor'.Delhi's air quality was on the brink of turning severe this morning due to stubble burning in the adjoining regions and unfavorable meteorological conditions, authorities said.The overall air quality index of Delhi was recorded at 392, which falls in the 'very poor' category and is just eight points from turning severe.The Central Pollution Control Board has put up guidelines for the public to file complaints of air pollution in Delhi-NCR on its social media page, website, and through its mobile application.It has also directed the pollution control bodies of Punjab, Haryana and Delhi to start criminal prosecution against agencies or individuals who do not comply with directives to check pollutant levels.With Agencies