Hyderabad: The Telangana State Pollution Control Board, in association with Cyberabad traffic police, has installed live noise and carbon monoxide (CO)-level display units at Cyber Towers Junction on Saturday.
This was done to create public awareness about the noise pollution-levels in the city. Telangana State Pollution Control Board (TSPCB) and Cyberabad traffic police will install more display panels at different traffic junctions in the city. The programme is an initiative of the National Clean Air program taken up by the TSPCB.
“We hope this move will create awareness about the rising noise pollution and air pollution among the people. Seeing the display, people will become curious and will search the internet on carbon monoxide pollution, noise pollution and the permissible levels of it. It will help in setting a goal for them to reduce the pollution-level and follow the rules,” said Prasar Dasari, an official of the TSPCB.
When the signal at the junction turns red, these panels deliver general audio messages on the permissible pollution-levels. Further, the panels display messages both in Telugu and English.
TSPCB has plans to install three such panels in each commissionerate -- Hitec city, Nampally and ECIL crossroads.
“We will also start a campaign on lane discipline, how to save fuel, proper maintenance of the vehicle, maintaining efficiency of the vehicle decreasing pollution in the city,” said
A.R. Srinivas, DCP (Traffic).
During the lockdown, the pollution-level in the city has decreased significantly. Once the Unlock process began, the city started experiencing a rise in the pollution-level