Ghaziabad: There were fireworks all night in the city on Diwali despite the ban on crackers. The Air Quality Index (AQI) was 334 on November 2, according to the Central Pollution Control Bureau (CPCB). The fireworks on Diwali night doubled the AQI on Thursday night.
On Thursday night, the city was covered in thick smog which caused accidents in many parts of the city. 40 vehicles collided on Hapur road, Masuri Thana region.
Graded Response Action Plan is applicable in the whole city to control pollution but the ignorance of builders and quickie behaviour of authorities are few main reasons for this fearful pollution in the city. Broken roads and uncontrolled traffic are a few more reasons behind this much pollution.
“We have sent notices to each department regarding road construction. District Magistrate have given responsibilities to 18 teams for pollution management. We are working on highly polluted regions. We are taking strict actions against those who are responsible for pollution”,said Utsav Sharma, Regional Officer, Pollution Control Board.