Delhi govt directs urgent air pollution control measures in Anand Vihar & Punjabi Bagh
- Environment Department officials review concentration of PM 2.5 & PM 10 levels in the air
- Imran Hussain asks all agencies to take up urgent measures in Anand Vihar & Punjabi Bagh
- Environment Department releases comparative data from 1st November onwards
New Delhi: 26/12/2016
Environment Minister Imran Hussain on Monday reviewed the current situation of ambient air quality in Delhi with the officers of the Environment Department and the Delhi Pollution Control Committee.
The Minister sought to know about the influence of various metrological parameters including wind speed, wind direction, temperature, humidity and solar index on air in Delhi specifically with respect to the past weekend air quality.
The Environment Department informed that analysis of the data of different pollutants shows that levels of PM10 and PM2.5 in Delhi showed an increasing trend on 23rd and 24th December, due to non- dispersal of pollutants with low temperature and low wind speed.
(PLEASE FIND ATTACHED THE DETAILED CHART SHOWING AVERAGE VARIATION OF PM 2.5 & PM 10 CONCENTRAION LEVELS IN THE AIR SINCE 1ST NOVEMBER TILL DATE)
However, 25th December onwards, ambient air quality has improved due to better wind speed.
Since, increased levels of PM2.5 and PM10 is found around Anand Vihar and Punjabi Bagh area, the Minister directed the Environment Department to ask the DDA, NDMC, North MCD, South MCD, East MCD, PWD, Transport and Revenue Departments, Delhi Traffic Police and Delhi Cantonment Board to intensify urgent air pollution controlling measures in Anand Vihar and Punjabi Bagh areas including sprinkling of water, mechanical sweeping of roads, strict vigil to check burning of leaves, garbage and dust generated due to constructional activities.
He also directed to take stringent action against plying of vehicles without valid PUC, Visibly polluting vehicles, Overloaded vehicles, non-destined vehicles etc.