Air monitoring system may finally start working
The city’s only ambient air quality monitoring system installed in May last year, and lying unused since then, is likely to become functional in a few days. Deevakar Anand reports.gurgaon Updated: Feb 11, 2012 00:53 IST
The city’s only ambient air quality monitoring system installed in May last year, and lying unused since then, is likely to become functional in a few days.
Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) chairman RR Jowel said on Friday that the equipment which is lying at the pollution board’s Vikas Sadan office will soon get an electricity connection.
Approximately 4.5 lakh vehicles ply in the city leading to air pollution. A team of the Central Pollution Control Board had visited various sites, including Hero Honda Chowk on the expressway, before zeroing upon Vikas Sadan. The machine would help the Gurgaon pollution department monitor the levels of different pollutants and initiate necessary action.
Similar equipment has already been installed in neighbouring Faridabad and Rohtak.
So far, the department has been using data generated by the air quality monitoring system installed by Hero Honda and Maruti near their units.
HSPCB maintains that Gurgaon hasn’t reached alarming levels of pollution as yet like Faridabad.