MCG pulls up socks, ramps up crackdown against pollution
Gurugram: Two days of reasonably breathable air was squandered away in Gurugram on Thursday, due to Diwali being celebrated by bursting firecrackers.
The abysmal situated resulted in Yashpal Yadav, commissioner of Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG), to lash out on Twitter.
"AQI from 134 to 366 within few hours. Accusations all around, compliance zero! Need to respect Hon'ble SC directions at least," Yadav said on his official Twitter handle.
On Thursday, teams from MCG continued their crackdown on construction firms that are flouting pollution norms and those who were found burning garbage in the open. Moreover, sprinkling of water was seen on a large scale on major city roads.
Inspite of specific measures introduced to tackle air pollution caused by dust, challenges remain aplenty for the public agencies like MCG.
Dearth of mechanised sweeping has resulted in roads being sweeped with brooms, which has to be proved to be counterproductive.
The challenges for the Corporation increase due to inadequate infrastructure, which included lack of parking spaces, pollution under control (PUC) centres, public transport and effective waste segregation system.