Date of Release:
Nov 11 2015
NEW DELHI: Pollution levels have reached "alarming" levels in Delhi even before Diwali and could touch "scary" heights after the festival on Wednesday, an environment watchdog said on Tuesday.
Diwali, the festival of lights, has been increasingly adding tonnes of toxic smoke to the city's air in recent years because of the extensive use of firecrackers, leading to major health issues.
This year the pollution levels could cross previous levels, experts warned.
One reason for this is crop burning, widespread construction activity and carbon emissions from outdated trucks and vehicles.