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Indian Army commissions air quality monitor station at Fort William

Date: 04 June 2019 Tags: Miscellaneous

Indian Army has commissioned "Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring System (CAAQMS)" at its Eastern Command headquarters in William Military Station, Kolkata, West Bengal as part of its countrywide 'Go Green' initiative.  It will be overall sixth CAAQMS in Kolkata. It will monitor air pollution of city on real time basis and its readings will be considered a benchmark of quality.

Key Facts

  • CAAQMS at William Military station will measure air pollution such as SO2, NO, NO2, NH3, CO, O3, VOC and particulate matters (PM 10 and PM 2.5) continuously throughout the year.
  • It will also display ambient temperature, wind speed, direction, relative humidity, solar radiation, barometric pressure and rain gauge.
  • The data collected by this station can be remotely monitored on internet and collated into various desired formats.
  • It can also be used by West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) or any other local or international weather monitoring bodies.