Gurugram, Oct. 11 -- Air quality data from Manesar, gathered by the Haryana State Pollution Control Board's (HSPCB) monitoring station in Sector 2, Industrial Model Township (IMT), shows that the region has recorded consistently higher level of air pollution than Gurugram city. Officials and experts attributed this to the presence of polluting industries in the region and vehicular emissions contributed by the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway, which was inaugurated in November last year, and the National Highway-48 (NH-48).

Over the past one week, for example, Gurugram's air quality has remained largely in the upper end of the satisfactory category of the Central Pollution Control Board's air quality index (AQI), whereas Manesar has remain...