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, 2015
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Centre to launch air pollution app

Source: Hindustan Times, Date: , 2015

The Capital is set to get the country’s first mobile app designed to monitor air pollution in the city on real-time basis. The app, also the first to be launched by the Centre, goes live on Tuesday and would monitor air quality in five regions of Delhi. The app, called SAFAR-Air, has been designed by the Pune-based Indian Institute of Tropical Metereology (IITM), an autonomous institution under the ministry of earth sciences, and will provide updates on current air quality and forecast for up to three days. A similar service will be launched in Mumbai and Pune soon “The app provides easily understandable colour-coded advisories for people to plan their outdoor trips based on air quality,” said Gufrain Beig, project director of system for air quality forecasting and research (SAFAR).

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