Delhi gets 18 more monitoring stations to keep tab on air quality
The real time pollution figures of PM2.5 and PM10 from these stations will be available on the Delhi Pollution Control Committee website.delhi Updated: Nov 04, 2017 12:44 IST
Starting Friday, the number of stations monitoring air quality in the city increased to 35 from the existing 17, with two more stations scheduled to be added to the network by next week.
Officials said air pollution data till now was being recorded by four stations run by the Delhi Pollution Control Committee, eight by the Indian Meteorological Department and five by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).
“Ten new DPCC stations at ITI Shahdara, Mother Dairy Plant in Parparganj, PGDAV College at Sriniwaspuri, Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range, Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, DITE Okhla, Satyawati College, DITE Wazirpur and ITI Jahangirpuri were made online on Diwali. Eight more are operational and data from there is available from Friday,” a senior Delhi government official said.
The new stations, which joined the network from Friday, are located at Mahatma Gandhi Institute for Combating Climate Change in Alipur, ITI Narela, Sonia Vihar Water Treatment Plant, Bramprakash Ayurvedic Hospital in Najafgarh, National Institute of Malaria Research, Sector 8, Dwarka, Mundka Metro Residential Colony, Maharshi Valmiki Hospital, Pooth Khurd and Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies in Rohini.
Apart from this, work is nearly complete at two other stations at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute in Pusa and National Institute of Tuberculosis & Respiratory Diseases, Aurobindo Marg, and these two will become part of the network in another week.
The real time pollution figures of PM2.5 and PM10 from these stations will be available on the Delhi Pollution Control Committee website. The Central Pollution Control Board will take this data and calculate the overall air quality index (AQI) of all the locations, which will then be displayed on its website and the SAMEER mobile app.
A more comprehensive picture of air pollution in Delhi-NCR, however, is likely to be available from January 2018 onwards when 20 new monitoring stations become operational in areas of Haryana, bordering the capital.
The 20 new DPCC stations:
# Mahatma Gandhi Institute for Combating Climate Change, Alipur
# Industrial Training Institute, Bhalswa, Jahangirpuri,
#Sonia Vihar Water Treatment Plant
#Mother Dairy Plant, Patpar Ganj
#Satyawati College, GT Karnal Road
#PGDAV College, Sriniwaspuri
#National Institute of Tuberculosis & Respiratory Diseases, Sri Arvindo Marg
#Bramprakash Ayurvedic Hospital, Najafgarh
#ITI Shahadra ,(Jhilmil Industrial Area),
#IARI PUSA, PUSA institutional Area
#Dhayanchand Stadium, India Gate
#Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range, Asola
#National Institute of Malaria Research, Sector 8, Dwarka
#Mundka Metro Residential Colony
#Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, Rohini
#Delhi Institute of Tool Engineering, Wazirpur Industrial Area
#Maharshi Valmiki Hospital, Pooth Khurd