New Delhi: As the air quality in the national capital deteriorates to “severe” category with the Air Quality Index (AQI) on Monday stood at 500, many Indians were wondering if Delhi indeed deserves to be called the national capital in the first place.
In fact, this even prompted several people to say they wanted to move out of the city.
What most of them pointed out was the fact that this is not the first time Delhiites have been suffering owing to the pollution. Winters in Delhi have become practically synonymous with smog!
While some suggested cities like Nagpur, Bengaluru or Chennai as alternatives, others cited reasons for shifting the capital.
I feel soon India will need to shift it's capital. Delhi can't sustain this way.— Ram (@TheChakravartin) November 1, 2019
Time to shift the capital from Delhi to some other place, I guess.....— Siddhartha Shukla (@vishsa252) November 3, 2019
Shift the capital out of Delhi to somewhere in central India.— Hareesh (@NK_Hareesh) November 3, 2019
Delhi is toxic anyway. Sud shift capital now.— Ting Tong (@Pushyabhuti_) November 1, 2019
Shift the capital from Delhi and make it in Chattisgarh.— venkataraman (@nvraman65) November 2, 2019
It is time to shift the CAPITAL of India from Delhi to Bangalore or Chennai— Supban (@Supriyabandyop1) November 2, 2019
Delhi-NCR lay enveloped in a thick layer of smog, with almost no visibility; the smoggy haze, which is rightly being called apocalyptic, caused schools to remain shut till Tuesday.