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Recent Case Of Panchsheel Park Highlights Worrying Trend

New Delhi: While smog and air pollution worry Delhiites, a rather loud aspect of pollution is being overlooked. A recent case in the National Green Tribunal shows that noise exceeds the safety standard in most parts of the capital. Roadside noise levels near Panchsheel Park are found to be higher than the permissible limit, Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) told the green body recently.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Omesh Saigal V/s Govt. of NCT of Delhi & Ors. dated 11/11/2013. The order mentions that the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) in its report says the road side noise level in a locality in Delhi is beyond the permissible limit. However, NGT says the report does not contain the status about the noise level near the residential colony. Accordingly, it directs the DPCC to file further report regarding the noise level which is in existence in the locality concerned.

With a thick blanket of smog engulfing the Capital, the Central Pollution Control Board on Wednesday said rain and high-speed wind can clear the pollutants in the air and increase visibility.

The Meteorological Department has forecast rain and thundershowers over the next couple of days.

Transport, municipal and pollution control bodies in the NCR will now have to prepare a report on the steps to prevent smog, in keeping with the directions of Environment Pollution Prevention and C

As part of the System of Air quality Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) project developed for air quality forecasting during the Commonwealth Games (CWG) – 2010, a high resolution Emission Inventory (EI) of PM10 and PM2.5 has been developed for the metropolitan city Delhi for the year 2010. The comprehensive inventory involves detailed activity data and developed for a domain of 70 km × 65 km with a 1.67 km × 1.67 km resolution covering Delhi and surrounding region using Geographical Information System (GIS) technique.