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Fountains at intersections in Lucknow to be made functional in a bid to reduce air pollution

This new anti-pollution campaign aims to trap and reduce SPM & dust particles, thereby controlling air contamination in the city

After deploying anti-smog guns, the authorities in Lucknow will now be making use of the old and new fountains at intersections, to combat air pollution in the city. The constantly deteriorating AQI of Lucknow is a matter of great concern and now to effectively reduce dust and air pollution all fountains in the city will be made functional. Once operational, these fountains are expected to reduce the dust particles in the air.

Along with this, traffic will also be managed so as to reduce roadblocks during rush-hours indorder to control vehicular emmisions and thus, air contamination. Notably, orders to keep a check on the sale of building materials in open, especially in sensitive areas such as Aishabhagh and Talkotra, have also been given by the DM.


Strict strategy to help reduce air pollution in Lucknow

In a district review meeting, DM Abishekh Prakash of Lucknow called upon all departments to reduce the rising threat of air pollution in the city. The micro-level action plan of UPPCB was taken into consideration here and new plans were ordained, after careful consideration. This new strategy will primarily deal with the prevention of construction sites pollution, potholes on roads, traffic jams read reports. In addition to this, punitive action will be taken against those caught burning garbage.

Meanwhile, action will also be taken to reduce traffic in Lucknow. Alternate routes and diversion will play a huge role during peak hours. The DM has advised regular monitoring from ITMS at busy intersections in the city. Reportedly, new UPPCB PTZ cameras will be installed at various intersections to ensure better surveillance of large sites.

Road cleanliness to play a big role

As per district orders, the Municipal Corporation, LDA and Housing Development Council will also devise a plan to control pollution. Usage of green nets at construction sites and water sprinklers on roads will further round up the move towards reducing dust in the air. All departments have been tasked to report by 6 PM daily and work will be executed on priority.

In another plan under this expansive anti-pollution campaign, site tracks will be furnished with grass or interlocking. Cleaning and washing of road, with treated water and dust suppressant is also included inf this strategy. As per reports, specific machine will be deployed for this.

Debris material will no longer will be permitted to accumulate on roads. Similar action will be taken for the garbage disposal and burning. The fire department and Municipal corporation will take action in case of garbage burning. Burning of stubble and other crop residues will also stop and awareness should be raised against such practices..

Pollution check of roadway and city buses

The Transport Department has decided to launch an investigation of vehicular pollution to bind all the efforts of the district administration. As such, any unlicensed vehicle, diesel-tempos and other such illegal automobiles will not be allowed to be on city roads. The department will regularly check the pollution of roadways and city buses, as well, added reports.

A special program will be launched to augment the capacity of electric charging at gas stations. This will promote the usage of non-polluting vehicles on roads. Besides, plans are also underway to fix roads and fill potholes around the state capital. The Jal Nigam will also contribute in the same direction and help cover sewer lines and other works. Reportedly, roads will be built soon after the completion of this work.

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