The pollution in Delhi reached its highest at 397 in the season on Tuesday as per the Central Pollution Control Board. Seventeen areas of the national capital recorded severe air quality, the data said.A thick haze due to smog continued to hover over the national capital, authorities said.

There are already reports about closing of the schools as also prohibiting private cars on the road. Morning walks are unhealthy, people have been advised.

This is a man made crisis. The central as well as the State government have to take immediate steps to change the situation for better.