It's not yet Diwali, but Delhi woke up to a thick blanket of smog on Monday morning as the air quality deteriorated significantly and visibly.
The smog blocked out the sun, making it look like a rainy day. The air had a bad, burnt smell to it as well.
Reports say that is likely to get worse as the temperatures drop and as people burst firecrackers on Diwali.
While the air quality had improved over the weekend, with PTI reporting that the Air Quality Index (AQI) was at 231 on Sunday, the AQI on Monday at 10:00 am was 365.
Delhi authorities had taken several measures like shutting down construction activity and stone crusher and hot mix plants to reduce air pollution.
However, Monday morning brought in a shroud of smoke all over Delhi. And as people stepped out to work, they took to Twitter to share photos of just how bad the pollution is.
So did views from the balcony
It's back people, after a days relief, the smoke is back in full vengeance. And still two days to go for #Diwali, plus the weather has hit the chills too, owing to all the rain and snow in the hills. Brace yourselves people. #DelhiPollutionpic.twitter.com/fWMayLiac5
— S Aadeetya (@aadee_ram) November 5, 2018
Visibility was poor
morning at 9 am, air pollution in delhi. pic.twitter.com/ILfHc3fVFE
— Amit (@Amit56743499) November 5, 2018