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8 hotspots marked in Noida, Greater Noida, strict action plan to stop pollution in winter

NOIDA: The Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board has identified eight major air pollution hot spots in Noida and Greater Noida, the Gautam Buddh Nagar district administration has said and asked local authorities to implement an action plan to check pollution during winter. instructed to ensure

Major air pollution sources have been identified as road dust, construction and demolition (C&D) waste, industrial dust emissions, unpaved roads and traffic congestion, the administration told all three local industrial development authorities and other concerned on Wednesday. said in a communication to the departments.

The identified hot spots are Sector 7X (a collective of group housing societies in Sector 73 to 78 of Noida), Sector 150, Yamuna Pusta area, Noida-Greater Noida Expressway, Dadri Road, underpass and building along Noida. It said Greater Noida Expressway, Greater Noida West and UPSIDC Industrial Area.

“As in previous years, effective action should be taken to check the factors that worsen the air quality during the winter season.

“While anti-pollution measures are to be taken across the district, special attention should be paid to major hot spots that contribute to air pollution through road dust, construction activities, transport, waste management, industrial emissions, etc.” The letter is said.

Noida Authority, Greater Noida Authority, Yamuna Expressway Authority and UP State Industrial Development Authority have been directed to increase the frequency of mechanized cleaning in certain parts of the city and ensure sprinkling of water on roads whenever necessary. Communications.

Agencies have also been directed to ensure compliance of environmental norms on road construction and construction works being carried out by their contractors.

They are also asked to constitute ‘Quick Response Teams’ (QRTs) of officers/officials to check the burning of rubber, plastic waste or other waste in public areas and to stop the burning of waste and biomass, the letter said. has gone.

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