PCB earmarks 11 Cr to set up 7 air quality monitoring stations in GHMC

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The air pollution in Hyderabad is in satisfactory range as per the Air Quality Index, announced the Principle Secretary EFS&T Rajat Kumar.

Reviewing the 6the Air Quality Monitoring Committee meeting to implement the action plan for reducing the air pollution here today, Rajat Kumar declared an amount of Rs.11 crores were earmarked for setting up 7 continues ambient air quality monitoring stations for checking air quality, purchase of road sweeping machines for GHMC and for taking up studies to ascertain sources of air pollution in the city which will further enhance the quality of air. 

The Committee has decided to focus on the implementation of the lane discipline for free traffic flow and enforcement of BSVI norms for vehicles. TSPCB was also advised to publish air quality data to make people conscious of the air quality. The Committee advised the transport department to prioritise the uptake of the CNG by educational institute buses. The committee also instructed the Industries department to prepare a road map for shifting of the polluting industries to outside the ORR on a priority basis.

The other members of the committee who participated in the meeting include Member Secretary, TSPCB Smt. Neetu Prasad, Commissioner, transport and CDMA. The representatives from the stakeholder departments viz., GHMC, Transport, Traffic Police, Industries, Oil companies and agriculture department etc.

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