Residents blame administrative apathy for bad air in Dwarka
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Residents blame administrative apathy for bad air in Dwarka

Suman Malik said that emissions from airport is main cause for pollution in Dwarka.

Residents blame administrative apathy for bad air in Dwarka

The sub-city of Dwarka has become notorious for its bad air quality. Time and again, it has been seen that pollution level deteriorated very sharply leaving the residents gasping for breath. The residents are forced to brave the bad condition.

Although the situation has slightly improved in last two days with wind blowing in the city, the residents are of the view that the authorities should find a sustainable solution to the problem.

Just few days back, the air quality had slipped into ‘hazardous’ category with air pollution level of 907. One can understand the situation from the perspective that it was second highest reading in the world. It was only behind an industrious region in France. The situation can be understood from the perspective that prescribed limit for good quality air is 0 -50.

Rejimon CK, a resident of Sector 22, who has been writing on the subject to various departments said, “This is unfortunate for us that Dwarka is among the most polluted cities in the world. I would like to say that the Prime Minister, Chief Minister, ministers, local MLAs, MPs and councillors were not vocal against pollution.” 

“I haven’t seen any tweet from them on such a serious issue. This shows their ignorance for public,” he said. He also said that dust pollution and pollution due to airport are the major cause for the worst condition in Dwarka.

Suman Malik, an environment observer said that due to emissions from airport, the areas near Sector 8 and surroundings witness high pollution. “Administrative apathy is major cause for increasing pollution. Administration must act seriously to check it,” he said.

An RTI activist Ramesh Mumukshu, who recently wrote a post on pathetic condition of pollution in the area said, “Dust is everywhere in Dwarka. I have been witnessing it since years. Civic bodies have not been serious on the issue. Time is running away and the pollution is going beyond control.”