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Residents of Mumbai suburbs, an app can tell you if the air you’re breathing is safe

Mumbai city news: Residents can download the app, ‘TMC-Pollution Control Cell’ from the Google play store on android phones

mumbai Updated: Jun 05, 2017 16:57 IST
Megha Pol
Megha Pol
Hindustan Times
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The application will also give residents information on temperature, humidity and rainfall.(HT File Photo)

Is the air you breathe polluted? What is the level of pollutants or toxic gases in your locality? The answers to these questions are now available at the click of a button. To commemorate world environment day, the Thane Municipal Corporation on Monday launched a mobile application to test air quality.

The application, ‘TMC-Pollution Control Cell’ can be downloaded from the Google play store on android phones.

Thane has witnessed massive urbanisation over the past decade. The increasing number of construction sites and number of vehicles has increased the level of particulate pollutants in the air.

“There is a need to create awareness among residents so pollution can be reduced. The app measures the air quality at Teen Hath Naka, Naupada, Kopri and Vartak Nagar. It then uploads the average pollution at each spot. Residents can log in and find out how polluted their city is. The application will also give residents information on the temperature, humidity and rainfall,” said a civic official, who did not wish to be identified.

The application will also give residents advice, such as the importance of turning off the engine at signals and subjecting vehicles to regular fitness tests.

First Published: Jun 05, 2017 16:55 IST