The district administration has identified 28 pollution hotspots. Allahabad News – Times of India


Prayagraj: At a time when pollution is causing problems across the country either due to fumes and stubble burning from factories, vehicles or due to dust and noise, the city of Sangam has also registered a significant increase in pollution. Level.
In view of the increasing pollution of dust, smoke and noise, 28 busy roads have been identified as the most affected and District Magistrate Sanjay Kumar Khatri has officially termed them as “pollution hotspots”.
In Hotspot Noorulla Road, Transport Nagar, Master Zahrul Hasan Marg, Shivram Das Gulati Marg, Muir Road-I, Muir Road-II, Kutchi Road, Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, Sardar Patel Marg, Dr. Lohia Marg, Clive Road, Stretchy Road, Cooper Incorporated Huh. Road, Tashkent Marg, Tej Bahadur Sapru Marg, Kamla Nehru Road (1st), Shobhnath Singh Road, Katra Road-II, Mission Road, Hashimpur Road, Mumfordganj Road, Babi Bindeshwari Road, Subhash Nagar Road, Pannalal Road, Bank Road, Sarojini Naidu Marg, Kamala Nehru Road-II and PD Tandon Marg.
The DM has ordered the officers of all the concerned departments to take necessary steps to bring this pollution under control.
Prayagraj Municipal Corporation (PMC) environmental engineer Uttam Kumar Verma has been made the nodal officer to oversee these efforts to cut down on air and noise pollution on city roads.
“The DM has ordered strict monitoring of air and noise pollution in the city and ordered that all necessary steps be taken to bring it under control. However, 28 places identified as worst-affected will be given priority in this regard,” Verma said.
As part of the strategy to bring down the floating dust in the air, the water department has been directed to regularly sprinkling water on the under-construction roads of the city to reduce the dust, while the responsibility of taking action against those who burn garbage has been given to the water department. has been given. Or under the open sky, the polythene has been handed over to the zonal officers of PNN.
The responsibility of controlling vehicular noise pollution has been entrusted to the Transport Department and the Traffic Police, the official said.
He said that the problem of excessive dust affects most of the roads which have become pollution hotspots. Many of these roads are being widened. He said that though the Prayagraj Development Authority has started black-topping these roads to reduce dust, PDAs have also been asked to sprinkle water on these roads.