This Diwali could see higher levels of pollution in Delhi if the present weather condition of low temperatures and little wind persists, said the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on Thursday.

“In case the present condition of lower temperatures, coupled with stable atmosphere, prevails on Diwali also, higher concentration of pollutants is expected,” CPCB Member Secretary J. S. Kamyotra said.

To assess the ambient air quality and noise level in the Capital before and after Diwali, the CPCB recently conducted a monitoring exercise in the city at nine different locations.

The monitoring was conducted at AIIMS, Lajpat Nagar, Connaught Place, Mayur Vihar, Kamla Nagar, Pitampura, East Arjun Nagar, Dilshad Garden and Pragati Maidan.

“The monitoring will be repeated again on Diwali day to record the change in pollution levels,” he said.

The levels of major air pollutants like carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and noise will be monitored during the exercise.- PTI