20 air monitoring stations to come up
NEW DELHI: With air pollution coupled with open burning of leaves, and civic wastes still remaining a cause of concern despite use of clean fuel i.e. CNG in public transport, the Delhi Government is going to install 20 Real Time Monitoring Stations (RTMS) in the national Capital by October.
Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal chaired a high-level meeting on Thursday at Raj Niwas to review the measures taken to tackle air pollution levels in Delhi and passed a number of directions to multiple agencies.
The meeting was in continuation of previous meetings on the subject to take actions in the short and long term for improving air quality in Delhi.
The Badarpur Thermal Power Station will be closed with effect from 15 October.
In view of the coming winter season, implementation of Graded Response Action Plan was also discussed at length.
Anti-fire crackers campaign during the coming festival season has already been initiated by Environment and Education Department.
The LG directed that all efforts be made to create awareness among school students.
Baijal noted the various measures being taken to combat the air pollution.
He directed that all the agencies should follow a time-bound schedule for the various activities identified and also generate awareness among the public for improving air quality in Delhi.
It was also informed that auditing of Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificates is going on.