CPCB to monitor air pollution on Diwali

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New Delhi, Oct 24 (UNI) The Central Pollution Control Board(CPCB)will monitor the noise as well as air pollution, caused by bursting of crackers during Diwali this year.

The CPCB, which started its monitoring in August, would continue the work for another few months. On Diwali day, the monitoring would be done for 24 hours at few more locations than the existing nine.

Till now, the CPCB has conducted the noise and air quality monitoring at nine locations in Delhi for six hours each during the day, the places being --Connaught place, Mayur Vihar phase-11, AIIMS, Pitam Pura, Lajpat Nagar, Kamla Nagar, Dilshad Garden, ITO and East Arjun Nagar.

A 24-hourly mobile van has been installed at East Arjun Nagar, ITO, Siri Fort and Delhi College of Engineering (DCE) campus and a live data of ambient air pollution is updated every 15 minutes on their website www.cpcb.nic.in.

Additional six monitoring stations would be installed on the Diwali day, at Janak Puri, Siri fort, Shahzada Bagh, Shahadra and Nizamuddin, said the press release today.

The criteria pollutants such as suspended particulate matter(PM10) and PM 2.5 Carbon Monoxide CO, Sulphur Dioxide (SO2), oxides of nitrogen (NO-NO2-NOx)and Ozone(O3) would be monitored and would be compared with the data collected on previous Diwali monitoring.


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