Delhi’s smog-fighting helicopters can’t fly – because of smog

Posted By Staff

Date: November 14th, 2017

Category: Nutty News

smogAn ambitious plan to use helicopters to fight Delhi’s air pollution has been grounded because the aircraft cannot operate in the thick smog, underscoring growing frustration at authorities’ inability to address the toxic haze engulfing the city.

Accusations that Narendra Modi’s government is failing to take the crisis seriously were further fuelled on Tuesday when the environment minister, Harsh Vardhan, urged residents to remain calm, saying only “routine precautions” were needed, even though air quality levels remain “severe”.

The city authorities had engaged a state-owned helicopter company to spray water over Delhi in the hope of settling the thick haze of pollutants.

But on Monday administrators were told they would be unable to help dissipate the smog until the smog itself had cleared.  More

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