A plan to use helicopters to fight Delhi’s air pollution has been grounded – because the aircraft cannot operate in such thick smog, The Guardian claims.
The Delhi government had engaged a state-owned helicopter company to formulate a plan to use the aircraft to sprinkle water over the city. It was hoped the water would help to settle the thick haze of pollutants that has engulfed the capital in the last week, triggering what doctors have called a “public health emergency”.
However, the plan hit a bump yesterday, when city administrators were told the choppers would be unable to help dissipate the smog until the smog itself cleared.
Flight operations continue to be delayed and travellers are advised to check the status of their flight in advance.