NOIDA: To curb air pollution, the Gautam Buddh Nagar administration has asked the district police to seize diesel vehicles older than 10 years and petrol vehicles older than 15 years in compliance with the Supreme Court order.
Police have also been asked to ensure that vehicles do not reach their destination Use the Noida or Greater Noida Bypass or Peripheral ExpresswayAccording to the ‘Winter Action Plan’ issued by the Gautam Buddh Nagar district administration.
It said police have been asked to keep a close watch and show no tolerance for visible emissions by stopping “obviously polluting vehicles” or issuing fines to offenders.
The administration on October 6 issued a ‘Winter Action Plan’ to various government agencies and officials to check pollution ahead of the winter during which air pollution in the National Capital Region (NCR), including Noida and Greater Noida, is at severe levels affecting humans. reached. Health.
The administration asked the police to list the traffic hot-spots in the district and issue an advisory accordingly.
The plan states, “Deploy additional manpower and civil defense volunteers to ensure smooth traffic flow on identified traffic hot-spots and diesel vehicles older than 10 years and petrol vehicles older than 15 years in compliance with the Supreme Court order.” “
“Ensure that non-tariff vehicles use bypass or peripheral expressways, maintain strict vigil and have no tolerance for visible emissions – confiscation/punishment of visibly polluting vehicles,” it said .
The police have also been asked to enforce strict Vigilance and Pollution Control (PUC) norms besides ensuring prevention of encroachment on footpaths.
According to the plan, “investigate and resolve issues such as congestion and abnormal dust emissions due to traffic or parking, and ensure compliance with action plans at identified pollution hotspots in the city.”
The police have also been asked to ensure implementation of the orders of the Supreme Court regarding the ban or restriction in the sale and use of firecrackers in the NCR.
Ensure prompt redressal of complaints received on SAMEER, Swachh Vayu, Twitter etc.
According to the Gautam Buddh Nagar district administration, earlier the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board had identified eight major air pollution hot spots in Noida and Greater Noida, prompting local authorities to ensure implementation of an action plan to check pollution during winter. has instructed.
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.
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.