Task force targets area’s with foulest air

Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya: The multi-agency task force that was deployed by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on Tuesday suggested that during air pollution emergencies, authorities should enforce reduction measures in certain areas where the air is considered the foulest.

The task force that consists of members from CPCB, state pollution control boards, health experts and meteorologists, so far identified 15 of these hot spots in Delhi and another six in the National Capital Region towns (NCR).

They also recommended that government agencies approach the hotspots first while tackling pollution in Delhi-NCR. Several of the listed hot spots such as Anand Vihar, CRRI Mathura Road, Mundka and Wazirpur already entered the severe zone by late Tuesday.

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