The Madrid City Council has activated scenario 1 of the Action Protocol for nitrogen dioxide pollution episodes for this Sunday.
This Saturday, at two stations in zone 1 of the Air Quality Surveillance Network, 180 micrograms / m3 of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) were simultaneously exceeded for two consecutive hours and the ventilation weather forecast for this Sunday was unfavorable.
At 23:00, the values were exceeded in Ramón y Cajal and Plaza de Castilla, having previously exceeded in these two stations and also in Cuatro Caminos and in the Pilar neighborhood.
With the activation of the protocol, the speed of circulation on the M-30 and on the access roads inside the M-40 in both directions has been limited to 70 kilometers per hour as of 6:00 a.m. Sunday.
The Madrid City Council recommends the use of public transport, as established in the protocol, knowing the current limitations as a result of the effects of the storm.
In this link you can consult the 96 lines of the EMT that will be operational this Sunday.
Next Monday the service will be extended to new lines, as reported by the City Council.
The delegate for the Environment and Mobility, Borja Carabante, will sign the decree to activate the protocol this Sunday, which will be in force for the duration of the pollution episode.
Likewise, before 12:00 noon today, information will be given on the measures to be applied on Monday.
Citizens will be informed through the municipal website, information panels on traffic and DGT, CRTM / EMT, traffic office, Emergencies Madrid and social networks, as well as through short mobile phone messages (SMS), whose notice time It has improved, according to the municipal Corporation.
The objective of the Action Protocol for episodes of high pollution is to improve the quality of air in the city and, therefore, increase health protection against the harmful effects of pollution, especially that of the most vulnerable groups: children , elderly and people with respiratory problems.
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