LG holds review meet on pollution with EPCA head
NEW DELHI: To curb pollution in national capital, the Environment Pollution Central Authority (EPCA) Chairman Bhure Lal on Thursday made a presentation highlighting the issues such as traffic congestion, sanitation and hygiene near overcrowding of terminals at Raj Niwas.
Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal chaired a meeting to review the traffic management and environment pollution at Kaushambi and Anand Vihar where three terminals-bus, metro and railways converge.
On this occasion, Bhure Lal also raised the issues of industries running in Badli, Bawana, Narela and DTU areas which are causing air pollution. These industrial areas are using non-approved fuels for running their industries and are burning garbage in their industrial areas. Lal also mentioned that traffic police should notify these areas as no parking-zone for the main roads, so that buses and three wheelers do not remain parked there, which causes a lot of traffic congestion and inconvenience.
Lieutenant Governor Baijal directed the Environment Department, DPCC and agencies concerned to devise a mechanism for door-to-door checking and patrolling in these areas for better enforcement of non-usage of non-permitted fuels.
Lal urged the Lieutenant Governor regarding the need for setting up of urinals by DMRC at Kaushambi for better hygiene and preventing open defecation. The LG directed DMRC to carry out the work in a time-bound manner.
Lieutenant Governor also suggested that for dust control measures, sprinkling of water should be done at the DMRC sites. Baijal directed Commissioner, East MCD and PWD to carry out the remaining paving work, so as to minimize the dust pollution around Bus Terminal.
Lieutenant Governor further directed Commissioner, East MCD to take care of general sanitation and hygiene of the area.
Delhi Traffic Police apprised Lieutenant Governor about the efforts made by them to decongest ISBT Anand Vihar.