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Monday, November 6, 2017

Is that the Real Time Air Quality Index monitoring at Delhi - Asks B S Vohra, Environmental Activist

It has been observed that the Real Time Ambient Air Quality data, being shown by DPCC, on its website has some Technical flaws. On the Diwali night, our Team was keeping an eye on the figures of Air Quality Index and the outcome at a specific time was very Shocking and as below: 

ITI Shahdara,  23.20pm,  PM10 NIL, PM2.5 NIL
Patparganj,  23.20pm,  PM10 NIL, PM2.5 NIL
Sriniwaspuri,   23.20pm,  PM10 NIL, PM2.5 NIL
Rohini,  23.15pm,  PM10 NIL, PM2.5 NIL
R K Puram, 23.20pm,  PM10 NIL, PM2.5 NIL
Mandir Marg, 23.20pm, PM10 NIL, PM2.5 317
JLN Stadium, 23.20pm, PM10 985, PM2.5 NIL
DITE Okhla, 23.20pm, PM10 NIL, PM2.5 NIL
Ashok Vihar, 23.10pm, PM10 NIL, PM2.5 NIL
DITE Wazirpur, 23.20pm,  PM10 NIL, PM2.5 NIL
IGI AirportNo Data at all - page not in operation
Civil LinesNo Data at all - page not in operation

It clearly shows, that out of the 18 stations, at least 12 critical points as above, were not showing any data, at a critical juncture, on the Diwali night, when Hon’ble SC had ordered a ban on the crackers, to analyse the impact of the ban on the levels of Pollution in Delhi.

DPCC must look into it very seriously & must take necessary steps to remove the technical problems if any, so that the clear figures could come out for making the serious policy decisions, in this most polluted city.

B S Vohra
Environmental Activist,  
President, East Delhi RWAs Joint Front - Federation