Dimapur Traffic Police Introduces Improvised Traffic Control System to Improve Air Quality

Dimapur: Collaboration with Pollution Control Board to Create a Cleaner and Safer Environment

BY | Tuesday, 25 July, 2023

The Dimapur Traffic Police officially launched the Improvised Traffic Control System at Holy Cross Point to address air quality concerns in the city. Member Secretary of Nagaland Pollution Control Board and State Nodal Officer, NCAP, Hukato Chishi, IFS, highlighted the importance of the National Clean Air Program (NCAP) and its collaboration with the Traffic Police to improve air quality, DIPR informed.

Hukato Chishi explained that the Dimapur Pollution Control Board uses Respirable Dust Samplers (RDS) to analyze air samples and send data to the Central Pollution Control Board. Unfortunately, both Kohima and Dimapur have not met the air quality standards set by the CPCB. He urged various departments, including the District Administration, Police, and Forest Departments, to work as a team to achieve the goal of cleaner air.

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Commissioner of Police Dimapur, Kevithuto Sophie, IPS, expressed gratitude for the collaboration with NPCB and the Department of Environment and Climate Change. He emphasized the responsibility of citizens in keeping the environment clean and urged compliance with traffic rules and signals to contribute to a cleaner air environment. The Traffic Control Room will annually monitor traffic lights at major junctions to ensure efficient control.

The launch of the Improvised Traffic Control System at Holy Cross Traffic Point and Nagarjan Junction marks a significant step towards improving air quality in Dimapur City. The program aimed to raise awareness and encourage collective efforts to create a safer and healthier environment for all citizens.

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