Ghaziabad: Pollution in the district is in very severe category since Diwali. If we look at the figures released by the Central Pollution Control Board on Thursday evening, Ghaziabad was one of the most polluted cities in the country. The Air Quality Index (AQI) of Ghaziabad was recorded at 461.
Major reasons for pollution in Ghaziabad are construction sites, burning of garbage, smoke coming out of factories operating illegally etc. Due to pollution, people of Ghaziabad are facing irritation in the eyes and breathing problems for the respiratory patients
The Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) has imposed a fine of Rs 80 lakh 75 thousand on 12 institutions of Ghaziabad and Hapur for pollution. On Thursday too, Ghaziabad remained the most polluted city in the country with an AQI of 461. The fine of Rs 50 lakh on L&T company in Modinagar and Rs 25.25 lakh on Municipal Corporation Ghaziabad has been imposed. UPPCB is taking action for prevention of pollution but the level of pollution is not declining. On Thursday too, Ghaziabad remained the most polluted city in the country with an AQI of 461.
UPPCB has imposed a fine of Rs 25 lakh on the Municipal Corporation for not sprinkling water on the main road of Sahibabad Industrial Area Site-4, and Rs 25,000 for burning garbage behind Mahamaya Stadium in Ghaziabad. At the same time, it has imposed a fine of Rs 50 lakh on MM Larsen & Turbo Limited of industrial construction in Modinagar for causing pollution.
“In Ghaziabad, a fine is imposed on KBC Banquet, Kaushambi of 5000, Palologics Infrastructure Modinagar of 1 lakh, Renound buildtech crossing republic 50,000, Chandra Lakshmi Hospital, Vaishali 50,000, Mr. Fateh Singh, Vaishali Sector-4 of 50,000. These companies were caught causing pollution and fines were imposed according to the amount of fault. With this, a fine is also imposed on Municipal Corporation Ghaziabad of 25.25 lakh and on L&T company of 50 lakh.”, said Utsav Sharma, UPPCB regional officer.
CitySpidey tried to connect with Pramod Kumar, Additional Municipal commissioner and Mayor Asha Sharma to know more about this issue but they did not respond.