Buses to air monitors, Gurgaon kept waiting

GURUGRAM: The administration can have rolled out a number of proposals to battle air air pollution within the town, but on flooring, all these nonetheless stay on paper.

This, in a town whose air high quality stays within the 'poor' class for 80% of the yr, with the placement worsening after Diwali. The best AQI reported up to now this yr used to be 499 on November nine.

The town nonetheless awaits its 2d air tracking station, a yr after it used to be mooted. In August 2016, Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) announced it might arrange a new tracking station within the town. Environment Pollution-Prevention & Control Authority (EPCA) chairman Bhure Lal informed TOI, "Due to internal issues, HSPCB couldn't roll out tenders on time. The Haryana chief secretary eventually released a tender, but it's still in process."

Sources in HSPCB stated while land has been bought to put in the system close to IMT Manesar, and technical bid has also been completed, the monetary bid is still in procedure. Currently, there is just one such station at Vikas Sadan close to Rajiv Chowk.

The town's maximum behind schedule venture is a bus service. Authorities proposed a fleet of 500 buses on 21 routes through April 2016. However, the proposal underwent a number of revisions, and has been postponed to March 2018.

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) data from 2014-15 presentations there are 88 cars in keeping with 1,000 other people in Delhi, in opposition to 323 cars in keeping with 1,000 other people in Gurgaon. Also, 30% of Delhi's population makes use of vehicles and two wheelers, in opposition to 41% for Gurgaon. Anumita Roy Choudhury of CSE blamed Gurgaon's car-centric building for the air pollution. "Lack of public transport is a major reason for congestion in Gurgaon," she stated.

Former EPCA member Niranjan Raje stated, "Nothing pollutes Gurgaon more than diesel autos. Authorities have failed to chalk out a plan to convert these into CNG. Also, overaged vehicles, especially diesel ones, are a major source of pollution, which authorities have still not managed to nab."

A Road and Transport Authority (RTA) legitimate stated, "Registration and de-registration of all vehicles, including diesel autos, is automated. Any ban is automatically implemented when such vehicles approach RTA for fitness certificates." There are 16,500 diesel vehicles and 17,772 overaged cars within the town. In August 2016, a two-day strike of diesel vehicles reduced air pollution through about 40%.

In addition, no action has been taken in opposition to centres supplying pretend air pollution below control (PUC) certificates that function around the town. Officials tried to move the greenback. "We've been reporting fake PUC centres to RTA. As per norms, only RTA can take action against these," stated a HSPCB legitimate. RTA officials denied having gained the sort of data.
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