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3-month action plan to combat air pollution in Delhi-NCR

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New Delhi | Published: April 13, 2015 9:34:55 PM

Measures including strict action against visibly polluting vehicles and automatic identification of overloaded vehicles at the borders, are part of a three-month action plan..

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?Delhi government will conduct regular checking of PUC centers to ensure their equipments are not tempered with and they are using proper mechanism for issuing certificates,? Union Minister of Environment Prakash Javadekar told reporters on Monday. (Reuters)

Measures including strict action against visibly polluting vehicles and automatic identification of overloaded vehicles at the borders, are part of a three-month action plan devised today to deal with increasing air pollution in Delhi and NCR.

In the meeting attended by environment ministers and officials of Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, the state governments proposed various measures to combat air pollution.

Delhi government proposed to launch online monitoring system to map air polluting activities in the city by June.

Strict action will be taken against visibly polluting vehicles, for which special arrangements will be made in coordination with traffic police. The centers issuing Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificates in Delhi will come under the scanner of government for strict compliance of rules and regulations and will be checked for using accurate equipments, it said.

“Delhi government will conduct regular checking of PUC centers to ensure their equipments are not tempered with and they are using proper mechanism for issuing certificates,” Union Minister of Environment Prakash Javadekar told reporters after the meeting.

The problems of overloading trucks contributing majorly to air pollution while crossing Delhi late night will be specially looked into by the Delhi government.

“Automatic number plate recognition system will be launched by government to check non-destined vehicles. This system will keep record of all vehicles entering Delhi,” he said.

Construction and demolition waste disposal plants will be built one in East and two in South Delhi by the municipal corporations. The Corporations have issued new directions against ‘no-burning at all’ and will also appoint ward-wise nodal officer who will register complaints against burning waste across Delhi, the minister added.

Representatives from Delhi Municipal Corporations, traffic police and NTPC also attended the meeting.

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