New Delhi, Nov 6 (UNI) The Central Pollution Control Board is conducting ambient noise and air quality monitoring in the capital on the occasion of Deepawali, a practise it has been religiously following for the past 14 years.
First, the monitoring was conducted for short duration at ten locations, among them India Gate, Connaught Place and Mayur Vihar, on October 19. On the same day, noise monitoring for long duration was also carried out.
Both short and long durations monitoring will be repeated on November 9, the day Deepawali falls.
Round-the-clock ambient air quality monitoring at six monitoring stations of CPCB, including Siri Fort and Janakpuri, under the National Air Monitoring Programme will also be taken up.
The criteria pollutants, such as suspended particulate matter and respirable suspended particulate matter, will also be kept an eye on during the programme.