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Ggn residents protest over poor air quality

Ggn residents protest over poor air quality
Gurugram: Worried over the deteriorating air quality of the city, residents of posh residential colonies and condominiums of Gurugram held a protest march on Sunday and demanded the district administration to take steps for the improvement of air quality.
Over 5000 signatures were also taken by residents from Sushant Lok, Vatika city,Nirvana city, grand Arch, Fresco and Escape residential societies. These signatures will be sent to the Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. The protestors had collected at a private school building in Golf Course extension road.
While Gurugram has fared better than its counterparts like Noida, Ghaziadbad and even Delhi, the air quality is still hovering at extremely unhealthy levels. On Sunday, the particulate matters of 2.5 microns was recorded at 200 micrograms per cubic metre way above the prescribed limit of 60.
At a time when the air of Gurugram along with rest of the Delhi-NCR regions is deteriorating, the district administration has begun to take steps to tackle the toxic air levels.
The challenges however for them gets heightened because of inadequate infrastructure in form of lack of parking spaces, pollution under control (PUC) centres, public transport and effective waste segregation system.
Pollution from construction materials, roadside dust and vehicular discharge are major reasons for spiralling levels of air pollution in the city.
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