GURUGRAM: In a bid to ensure better air quality to the city, state-of-the-art and highly accurate Air Quality Monitors have been installed across four locations in Gurugram phase 1-5. Initiatives of DLF Foundation as a part of Gurgaon Rejuvenation Project, these devices are monitoring the air quality of the city 24*7.
The move will help get deeper insights into patterns of air pollution across different locations in Gurugram, identify trends that lead to higher pollution in certain areas and also understand localized impact and cause of pollution.
The monitors installed are smart air monitoring devices with high efficiency.
They can measure PM 2.5 along with temperature, humidity and transmit real-time data through the cloud.
DLF Foundation would be releasing the DLF Air Quality Index at a regular interval of time. As next phase to this initiative, DLF Foundation plans to extend the air quality monitoring to more zones in Gurugram towards making DLF Air Quality index an effective tool in combating pollution at a citywide and localized level.
Air pollution has assumed concerns worldwide and has been linked to incidence of respiratory diseases like asthma, bronchitis and lung cancer.
Despite the Supreme Court’s ban on crackers, this Diwali, air quality in Gurugram deteriorated over five times during the Diwali night. According to Haryana State Pollution Control Board, the Air Quality Index (AQI) value for 24 hours Thursday–Friday in Gurgaon was 365 micrograms per cubic metre (ug/m3), which falls into the category of ‘very poor.’