In recent times, Kanpur has often recorded alarming measures of the air quality index. With an aim to reduce the ascending levels of air pollution in the city, Kanpur Municipal Corporation is soon planning to implement a list of measures to control the situation. Reportedly, the organization has received a grant of more than 70 crores for this purpose.
Roads to be refurbished; air purifiers to be installed
The Kanpur Municipal Corporation is working on schemes to combat air pollution in alignment with the development works of Prayagraj. There are plans of setting up a new electricity-powered crematorium at the Bhagwatdas Ghat. The new centre would add to the two existing ones(the second centre is not operational) at Bhairon Ghat and the one at Bhagwatdas Ghat. In addition to this, an electric centre for the efficient disposal of remains of the animals is also in line. This facility would come up at the waste disposal centre in Bhausingh, Panki.
The proposed plan also seeks to revamp the 2 dozen dusty roads of the city and install Urban T air purifiers at around 10 road crossings. The areas surrounding the main drains across the city would be converted to tiled surfaces to prevent the spread of the dirt. As per reports, the chief engineer has asked executive engineers to chalk out more proposals for pollution control and efficient waste disposal in adherence to the given budget.
New fountains to be set up; old ones to be repaired
The current project also includes the construction of new fountains and renovation of the old ones. For this, the municipal corporation has prepared a list of spots for setting up fountains which include Baradevi Chauraha, Gol Chauraha, Shyamnagar Chauraha, Bakarganj Chauraha, Azaad Chauraha, Ratanpur amongst others. Additionally, the fountains at the main road crossings of Kidwainagar, Ghantaghar, Norona, Phoolbagh, Bhagwatdas, Swaroop Nagar, Bakarmandi, Govind Nagar, Shastrinagar, Kakadev and others are to be repaired.