外文标题：Delhi’s polluted air may force Obama to stay indoors
NEW DELHI: Amid reports that the US may curb President Barack Obama's early morning schedule during his visit to Delhi later this month, air pollution monitoring agencies said the levels of 'PM2.5' or fine, respirable particles that get lodged in the lungs are likely to be in the range of moderate to high in the period while he's here.
Air quality, because of the high pollution in the city, is routinely rated by the US embassy pollution monitor as "poor" — in other words, unhealthy. It's in that context there is speculation that the US authorities here could seek to curtail Obama's "outdoor activities" during his visit.
However, what makes this difficult is that Obama is chief guest at the Republic Day parade which is held in the open and in the morning when pollution levels are usually high.
It's possible that Obama will be seated in a sealed bulletproof enclosure which will keep out the polluted air. When contacted, US embassy sources dismissed all speculation about Obama's outdoor activities being curtailed.
Farook shariff (Unknown)
He should be made to stay in some resort ,with clean air and atmosphere .Enjoy the Indian natural beauty. farook sharff
Look at the pollution levels, I can't believe so little importance is given to air quality. So many Indians die of such poor environment and still no concrete steps are taken to reduce pollution.
Superman CID (Mars.)
Why do he take risk ? Why can't he stay fresh in The Whitehouse ?His presence in Indian Republic day parade is even less than 1% valued.
ssundararaman20 sundararaman (mumbai)
Scientists if consulted could provide a momentary solution...
sundaram ramani ()
But is n't he a smoker?
He can stay in Washington and watch the parade via video link.
Jupitor Chakma (Agartala)
Delhi is one of the most polluted cities in the world
Khalid Sadiq ()
Obama is advised to leave behind his wife & daughters back in America as they could end up getting rap@ed in Rapistan.
Abdul Gaffar (TX USA)
Mr. Obama be careful, the Hindu forces may convert you to their religion in the process of Ghar Wapasi..
Why is the point of inviting Obama? He is in office for a few more days. Whatever treaty he signs will be changed in the next regime.