GMDA indicators MoU with IMD for putting in climate stations and air high quality screens throughout metropolis


Gurugram: The Gurugram Metropolitan Improvement Authority (GMDA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the India Meteorological Division (IMD) in December for putting in climate stations, together with air high quality monitoring stations, throughout town, mentioned officers on Thursday.

Sultan Singh, head of geographic info system (GIS) division for the GMDA mentioned that the MoU was signed on December 6. “We have now signed a MoU with the IMD for set up of climate stations, together with air high quality monitoring stations, in several sectors of town. It’s being deliberate that these climate stations might be put in in areas with a distance of 9 sq. kilometers, in order that one station is sufficient for 2 to 3 sectors. The undertaking continues to be on the strategy planning stage… places are being recognized, and we try to finish the set up work by March subsequent yr,” mentioned Singh.

The problem was raised throughout the GMDA’s core planning committee assembly held on Tuesday, when the chief govt officer, Sudhir Rajpal, advised officers involved that websites are prone to be recognized after acquiring inputs from the general public. Residents of Gurugram can share their opinions on the GMDA’s official web site,, until January 6.

Subhash Yadav, head of GMDA’s city setting division, mentioned, “These constructions will monitor air and noise air pollution ranges, together with climate parameters corresponding to rainfall, wind velocity, temperature, wind course and humidity within the areas. These screens will instantly transmit the info to the Built-in Command and Management Centre (ICCC) of the GMDA, and we are going to know which space suffers from extra air or noise air pollution. The climate stations will assist in localised monitoring of air pollution ranges, in line with which, measures to curb air pollution could be carried out.”

At current, town has 24 air high quality screens, which embody 4 air high quality screens of the Central Air pollution Management Board (CPCB) and low-cost screens put in by the GMDA.

In January 2020, GMDA put in 20 of its personal low-cost screens, procured via Company Social Accountability (CSR) funds, for real-time monitoring and localised remedial motion. These screens are put in at Vatika Chowk, Bakhtawar Chowk, Mayfield Backyard, Tau Devi Lal Biodiversity Park, Sohna Chowk, Ghoda Chowk, Atul Kataria Chowk, Rezang La Chowk, Atlas Chowk, Shyam Chowk, Shankar Chowk, Belvedere Tower Metro station, TERI Golf Course and TERI retreat centre — each in Bandhwari, and sectors 14, 32, 42, 47, 30, 18.


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