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Inadequate infrastructure making pollution control a challenge in Ggn

Gurugram: At a time when the air in Gurugram along with rest of the regions of Delhi-NCR is deteriorating, the district administration has begun to take steps to tackle the toxic air levels.
The challenges, however, for them gets heightened because of inadequate infrastructure in form of lack of parking spaces, pollution under control (PUC) centres, public transport and effective waste segregation system. While the ban on the sale of crackers this Diwali also is getting implemented in Gurugram, pollution from construction materials, roadside dust and vehicular discharge are major reasons for spiralling levels of air pollution in the city.
Even as there have been certain measures introduced to tackle the air pollution, challenges still abound in plenty for the public agencies.
Shortage of mechanised sweeping has resulted in dust being wiped off through broom, a process which has to be proved to be counter- productive for the city roads.
There has also been large number of complaints of faulty centres operating in the city, a fact that has been conceded by the regional transport authority (RTA) officials.
Lack of effective public transportation system has also resulted in major roads of Gurugram being chock-a-block with traffic. There are over eight lakh vehicles that ply daily. There is also dearth of parking areas and the grievances of illegal parkings continue to be reported daily.
On Tuesday, the air quality continued to be dangerous levels. PM2.5 which can cause impairment of lungs was reported at 166 more than its safety level of 60.
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