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Now, a system to forecast pollution

Source: Hindustan Times, New Delhi, Jan 18, 2010, Date: , 2010

To make Delhi an environment-friendly city like London or New York, the city will get country's first noise polluting monitoring system and air polluting forecasting system before Commonwealth Games in October.“Both the systems synchronized into each other will be in place by September,” said Rajnish Dubey, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MOEF).For the Games, starting in October 2010, it would mean that the government would be able to regulate pollution levels, both air and noise, around the stadiums.Delhi's average air pollution is almost 70 per cent higher and average noise pollution 25 per cent more than the national pollution standards.A new automated pollution measurement equipment is being imported from France to help the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in forecasting air pollution levels in Delhi for a week.The two will help the local bodies to plan measures in advance to check the pollution levels.