Wednesday , March 20 2019

Blanket of smog engulfs Bengaluru

The Bengaluru pollution board has said that pollution levels will be tabularized and the figures will be out on Saturday.


Bengaluru: Early morning walkers were surprised to see a thick blanket of smog in utmost residential regions, thereby indicating widespread use of crackers by city inhabitants through Diwali.

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), which endlessly monitors air quality at its 5 monitoring places positioned in different parts of the city, has renowned that the average air quality index went worse among 23 percent and 68 percent thru Wednesday and Thursday, likened with normal days.

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The stations are positioned at City Railway Station, BTM Design, Kadabesanahalli near Bellandur, Peenya and Saneguravanahalli near Basaveshwaranagar.

The air quality index is defined as a complete scheme that alters weighted values of distinct air pollution allied parameters (PM10, SO2, CO, visibility, etc.) into a single number or set of numbers, administrators stated. However Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) had advised the public to abstain from bursting crackers keeping in mind the city’s pollution levels, it has been mainly ignored by the inhabitants.

Crackers were surge well past midnight on Thursday. This is in spite of the fact that crackers were more lavish this year due to the execution of Goods and Services Tax.

Chandana N, a local of Banasawadi, said that she and her associates did not burst crackers keeping in mind the city’s affluence.  “It also causes breathing problems amid the city residents. Instead, this time we exchanged sweets,” she said. Another tenant Vinod Nayak said the use of crackers has come down extremely. Next year, it would be a cracker less Diwali and that is the resolution, he said.

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