Dangerously Poor Air Quality in Delhi Prompts SDMC to Step Up

With the increase in pollution, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has stepped up efforts to fight air and dust pollution in the national capital, taking stringent pollution control measures including action against burning of solid wastes, garbage, dry leaves, and plastics, rubber and construction activities.

Measures like spraying water for cleaning and appropriately washing the roads to make the dust settle down, is also being taken up in all localities across SDMC.

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The civic body has further intensified mechanical road sweeping with sprinkling of non potable water on the roadsides as part of emergency measures to combat the dust pollution.

Three teams in each area have been formed to check burning of leaves etc. and check the construction sites to stop air pollution.

By now, the civic body has collected more than Rs 23 lakh through 660 challans issued for violations of NGT (National Green Tribunal) guidelines.

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