Most of the societies were caught unaware of corporator Bipin Bihari’s plan and now shocked residents feel that some action must be taken against him for adding to the already polluted air.
“When I went down to walk my dog I could feel a peculiar smell and heaviness in the air. But couldn’t have imagined of fumigation. It was really very bad air all around,” said a resident of Samachar Apartments in Mayur Vihar. Children who came out to play were seen coughing and rubbing eyes.
When contacted, Bipin Bihari said “ha kara rahe kyoki kai log machcharo ki shikayat kar rahe hai (yes did it as people were complaining of mosquitoes)” and disconnected the phone.
Since Tuesday, Delhi has seen it’s air quality hit ‘severe’ levels, as toxic smog hung over the city in a thick haze. In view of the severe air pollution levels, the government has closed all schools till Sunday and a further decision will be taken after an assessment of air quality.
The government has also announced the roll-out of the odd-even plan the city for five days from November 13 to 17.