Small NCR towns under scanner for adding to Delhi’s pollution woes

  • | Tuesday | 22nd January, 2019

They come from NCR towns located further north or west of Delhi and beyond even from as far as Pakistan, Afghanistan and Oman.CPCB has recently put up a list of NCR hotspots. At least 74% ultrafine particles (PM2.5) in Delhi’s air come from outside the city during summer, the study stated. NEW DELHI: Bahadurgarh Sonipat and Jhajjar are now on Central Pollution Control Board’s radar as, according to officials, the focus is shifting from bigger cities in the national capital region ( NCR ) — Delhi, Gurugram, Noida, Ghaziabad and Faridabad — to the smaller towns.“We have received feedback about high pollution activities in these towns. Of course, that is impacting Delhi air, too. These are Anand Vihar, Bawana, CRRI Mathura Road, DTU, Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range, Dwarka Sector 8, Jahangirpuri, Mundka, NSIT Dwarka, Narela, Okhla Phase-2, RK Puram, Rohini, Shadipur and Wazirpur in Delhi.

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