Set up 20 more pollution monitoring stations before Diwali: Delhi LG
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 18-Aug-2017

New Delhi, August 18: In a bid to tackle rising air pollution in the Capital city, lieutenant-governor Anil Baijal on Thursday ordered Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) to setting up of 20 more pollution-monitoring stations before Diwali.

While chairing tenth follow up meeting at Raj Niwas to review the condition of Air Pollution in Delhi, Anil Baijal directed all the agencies concerned to strictly implement measures to tackle air pollution in the national capital.

 

New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has been tasked to prepare an SOP for dust control at construction sites and other related parameters in consultation with Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) within two weeks, which could be uniformly adopted by all municipal corporations and other construction agencies. He stressed that such an SOP should be feasible and enforceable.

LG directed that an intensive anti-firecrackers campaign should be undertaken particularly targeting school-children who are the best ambassadors of change. As such, the Directorate of Education was asked to issue necessary directions to the school principals to educate the students during morning assembly and other events.

Also, PWD and Traffic Police were directed to review the traffic engineering arrangements in order to prevent the entry of non-destined vehicles, that are a major source of air pollution in Delhi.

Among other measures, he said that the Transport Department was also directed to finalize the draft Parking Policy expeditiously after a careful consideration of comments from all concerned.

Notably, Delhi’s air quality has suffered more in the first two weeks of August as compared to the same time last year, data collated by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) shows. Moreover, Delhi is the second most polluted city among the neighbouring ones including Gurgaon, Faridabad, Agra and Ghaziabad.