Lucknow: After creating havoc in Delhi and NCR, the deadly smog has hit Uttar Pradesh spreading its cover on the state capital since Sunday . Sensing urgency, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav promptly issued instructions to UP State Pollution Control Board and Environment department to take stock of the situation scientifically and find out the reasons behind it.
Earlier talking to newstrack.com
, UP Meteorological Director JP Gupta said ''Yes, it is smog which has engulfed the national capital but with lesser intensity.'' Advising the citizens to avoid driving and take precautionary measures for the next two days, Gupta said, “It is mixture of smoke and fog which is forming smog in the sky. The condition will remain the same for next two days and will eventually fade out.”
When asked about the reason behind the daunting phenomenon, he said, “The smog has been caused due to the intense conditions in Delhi coupled with the local pollutants.”
The residents of Lucknow are a worried lot specially after they have seen all in the national capital. “Driving has become dangerous due to poor visibility which forced me to switch to the public transport,” said a resident of Lucknow, Siddharth Singh Raghuvanshi.
Smog is harmful for health:
• The mixture of fog and smoke is dangerous for respiratory and cardiac systems.
• Smog causes diseases including asthma, emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
If situation of smog worsens further then that could be an alarming condition in the state like it did in Delhi.
Earlier, Delhi government has taken necessary measures on Sunday to put a check on increasing level of pollution. Likewise, UP CM also suggested to restrict use of generators and also to follow pollution - control measures strictly.
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