5 extremely polluted areas have been recognized in Delhi along with the prevailing 13 air pollution hotspots within the metropolis, in keeping with the Atmosphere Air pollution (Prevention and Management) Authority.
“The Delhi Air pollution Authority has recognized 5 new extremely polluted areas within the capital. These embody Gandhi Nagar, Peeragarhi, Azadpur Mandi, Rohtak Street and Sarai Rohila,” EPCA member Sunita Narain mentioned.
Huge site visitors jams at these locations result in excessive ranges of air pollution, in keeping with DPCC officers.
The Central Air pollution Management Board (CPCB) had earlier recognized the 13 hotspots — Rohini, Dwarka, Okhla Part II, Punjabi Bagh, Anand Vihar, Vivek Vihar, Wazirpur, Jahangirpuri, RK Puram, Bawana, Narela, Mundka and Mayapuri — primarily based on the excessive particulate matter (PM) focus in these areas on a long run.
The EPCA on Wednesday reviewed the steps taken and progress achieved in bringing down the air pollution ranges on the 13 air pollution hotspots at a gathering with officers of civic our bodies and the DPCC.
The DPCC knowledgeable the EPCA that deputy commissioners of east, north, and south municipal firms have been made nodal officers to frequently monitor air pollution ranges on the hotspots.
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