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Computerised tracking of auto emission in AP

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HYDERABAD, Aug. 18

IN an effort to bring down automobile pollution, the Andhra Pradesh Government has introduced mobile computerised pollution task forces in the city.

Launching five such task forces, the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Mr N. Chandrababu Naidu, asked the officials of the Municipal Administration, Regional Transport Organisation (RTO), Pollution Control Board to prepare progress reports every 15 days and present it to him.

The mobile computerised pollution task forces will capture the image of the rear number plate of the vehicle through a web camera, process the emission of the vehicle through a computerised pollution testing machine and generate the pollution under control (PUC) certificate, if passed.

The entire action is automatically done and hence can overcome the common criticism that PUCs can be obtained for a song without even a check or even when the vehicle fails the check, an official claims.

The mobile task forces will check vehicles on the most polluted corridors of the city such as Charminar and Kukatpally. They would mainly concentrate on more than 15-year-old vehicles.

These task forces would be manned by the Transport Department and Traffic Police Department officials and are equipped with public address system and uninterrupted power supply. The fully-computerised testing equipment will help store all data which will be helpful to analyse pollution levels area-wise.

While reiterating the State Government's resolve to control automobile pollution, Mr Naidu said a sub-committee had been formed to monitor and review the pollution and keep the Cabinet posted on the progress. Soon, the testing facility would be extended to LPG.

The existing 110 pollution-testing stations of the Hyderabad Urban Development Authority (HUDA) will be upgraded by November 1. Petrol gas analysers would be upgraded by October 1 and diesel smoke meters by November.

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