While the UT Administration has been groping in the dark as far as controlling the air pollution in the city is concerned. The increasing use of personal vehicles on the tricity roads has resulted in the multi fold increase in the level of pollutants contributing to the air pollution. To curb the menace, the Administration is likely to get Rs. 5 Crore device to monitor pollution in the city.
Going by the aim of cutting down the air pollution by 35 percent in the coming three years, the Administration is working on framing an action plan along with advisory from the UT Environment director. The device to monitor pollution has been procured by IIT Kanpur that will be installed in Chandigarh.
It is notable to mention that the increasing Air pollution has become a matter of serious concern for the residents as well as the Administration as presently; the Admin doesn’t have any data to quantify proportion of various elements to the overall level of pollution. The Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee (CPCC) measures the level of pollution by installing air quality monitoring devices at five locations ie Punjab Engineering College, Imtech, Sector 39, Industrial Area, Kaimbwala village and Sector 17.