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47 km of unpaved roads in Delhi fixed to cut dust pollution

The agency said that it has directed the land and road-owning bodies of Delhi to expedite the work on the pending roads

The directions came as part of the summer action plan to tackle air pollution in Delhi, being prepared by the department. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 25, 2024 05:58 AM IST

Pimpri-Chinchwad civic body shuts down two illegal RMC plants

PCMC shuts 2 RMC plants in Pimpri Chinchwad for operating without permissions, violating pollution norms, causing air and noise pollution.

Sanjay Kulkarni, head, environment department, PCMC, said, both the plants have been sealed and won’t be allowed to operate without furnishing permission for environmental compliance. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 24, 2024 09:38 PM IST
ByVicky Pathare

PCMC shuts down eleven illegal RMC plants

The action was taken last week on these plants located in Tathawade, Punawale, Kiwale and Moshi within the PCMC jurisdiction

A senior officer from PCMC, on anonymity, said the complaints were received on the SARATHI portal and even written complaints and the squad from the environmental department visited these plants. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 10, 2024 06:26 AM IST
ByVicky Pathare

Construction sites in Delhi to get pollution colour codes

The warning system, based on colour codes – yellow, orange, red, and purple — will allow the DPCC and environment department to take action.

Construction sites in Delhi to get pollution colour codes. (REUTERS/ FILE)
Updated on Mar 30, 2024 06:08 AM IST

Sixteen out of 65 pollution hot spots in Delhi fixed: Govt

Around 25% of major pollution sources in Delhi's hot spots have been fixed this winter, with 43 others being monitored to prevent local pollution. A total of 49% of minor pollution sources have also been fixed. Each source has been uploaded to the government's app, "Green Delhi," and assigned to a department or agency for resolution. The aim is to fix all major sources by the end of winter. The Delhi Pollution Control Committee identified 13 pollution hot spots in 2018 based on annual PM 2.5 concentrations. Progress will be analyzed after February.

An anti-smog gun sprays water in an attempt to reduce dust pollution in Anand Vihar in Delhi on Saturday. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 07, 2024 05:32 AM IST
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