The iconic Taj Mahal has disappeared. Yes, you read it right. The toxic smog due to high pollution levels in Delhi, Punjab and other adjoining areas has led to the mausoleum being hidden in the thick blanket.
While everyone is blaming crackers to be the root cause of the heightened pollution levels, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) had recently released images which reveal that burning of crops in the neighboring states of Punjab and Haryana could be the biggest reason contributing to the toxic air.
Releasing the pictures, NASA had noted that Punjab has even more fires brewing than it did last week. “Last week’s image showed a large amount of fires in the area, but this week’s taken by the VIIRS instrument on Suomi NPP on November 01, 2016, shows at least twice as many fires in the same area. Red outlines show the approximate locations of active burning,” NASA stated.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear a petition on pollution cover in the national capital. The National Green Tribunal has also asked the Centre and the governments of Punjab, Rajasthan and Haryana what steps they were taking to curb pollution.
So if you are planning to get clicked in front of Taj Mahal, take a look and these pictures and postpone your visit!