In between all the measures to battle the severe air pollution levels in Delhi, there's onemore option for you — a bar that has "pure air". Founded by Aryavir Kumar and MargaritaKuritsyana, Delhi's first-ever oxygen bar — named 'Oxy Pure' — offers 15 minutes of 80-90 percent pure oxygen starting from Rs 299.
在所有对抗德里严重空气污染的措施中，你还有一个新的选择，那就是提供“纯净空气”的氧吧。由雅利瓦尔· 库马尔和玛格丽塔· 库里茨亚娜创建的这家德里首个氧吧名为“纯净氧气”，顾客在这里可以呼吸15分钟纯度为80%到90%的氧气，起价299卢比(约合29元人民币)。
The bar, which was launched in May, also offers its customers several aromas to choose fromthat can be infused with oxygen that is odourless. The aromas include lemongrass, lavender, cherry, eucalyptus and more.
Customers are given a nasal canula, which is a lightweight tube, used for supplementaryoxygen intake. The device is placed near the customer's nostrils through which they areadvised to breathe in the aroma-infused oxygen.
According to the aroma you choose, each session promises to improve one's sinus, sleeppatterns and digestion, cure headaches and migraines, and even claims to work as a remedyfor depression.
"I was passing by and saw that they were offering pure oxygen. I thought I'll give it a try andwent for the lemongrass flavour. It was refreshing," Manjul Mehta, a customer at Oxy Pure toldindianexpress.com.
Speaking to indianexpress.com, Bonny Irengbam, senior sales assistant at the bar, saidcustomers were responding to the sessions positively.
"Some people, who try it for the first time, will feel relaxed and fresh. But only people whoundergo the sessions regularly will get real benefits of the aroma," he added.
Irengbam points out that they don't encourage back-to-back session and advises hiscustomers to stick with the 10 to 15-minute sessions a day.
"Though we have regular customers, we don't encourage back-to-back sessions, as increasedlevels of oxygen in the body can make a person dizzy. It is advisable to do it once or twice amonth," he said.
Dr Rajesh Chawla, who is a senior consultant in respiratory medicine at the IndraprasthaApollo Hospital Delhi, said that though such sessions do not have any side-effects, it does nothave any long-term benefits either. "Even if you breathe in the so-called pure oxygen for twohours in a day, you will go back to breathing the polluted air for the rest of the 22 hours," hesaid. He added that the concept is purely a capitalistic move.
Recalling the initial days of the bar, Irengbam admitted that people were sceptical and only afew people came forward to try it."Many people criticised, saying we were selling air, otherswere scared to breathe through the canula".
Irengbam said the bar saw a significant rise in the number of customers two to three days afterDiwali, as the pollution levels were high adding that people are warming up to the idea of anoxygen bar. ”They have realised the need for it,” he said. The bar also provides portable oxygencans, which is easy to carry around and works like an inhaler.