The air pollution levels in the city’s residential areas have been recorded at par or higher than in commercial areas. Besides, there is an overall increase in the pollution levels as compared to the previous year.
The findings were revealed in the post-monsoon ambient air quality assessment report released by the Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (IITR) on Wednesday. As per the report, Indiranagar is the most polluted location of the nine — four residential, four commercial and one industrial — monitored and analysed by the scientific institute.
In the three residential locations, the concentration of PM10 and PM2.5, the particulate matter with a diameter of less than 10 and 2.5 respectively, were found to be high in comparison with the commercial areas.
Indiranagar had highest PM 10 concentration among all the nine locations — 226.8 per cubic metre of air pollution levels. Highest PM 2.5 concentration of 116.8 per cubic metre of air was recorded in Charbagh.