Amid Air Quality Index (AQI) levels in Delhi entering the 'severe plus' category, an oxygen bar in Saket claims to offer pure oxygen to its customers, in seven different aromas, starting from ₹299. Oxy Pure is a bar that had opened in May this year by Aryavir Kumar in Delhi’s Saket. It offers visitors pure oxygen for fifteen minutes.
'We are also offering portable oxygen cans to the customers,' the store operator said. The bar offers oxygen in lemongrass, orange, cinnamon, spearmint, peppermint, eucalyptus, and lavender fragrances.
The concept might be new in India but many countries have oxygen bars for recreational purposes and aromatherapy. The session hopes to displace harmful free radicals and neutralizes anaerobic infectious bacteria as well as environmental toxins.
The city has been in a pollution filled haze for over a fortnight now. In the aftermath of the drop in temperature and stubble burning in areas of Punjab and Haryana, the AQI in Delhi has worsened.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal called the city a gas chamber. Now a unique concept has emerged in the city battling with the Air Pollution crisis, which is more of a commentary on the sad situation than a solution.