The persistent severe pollution in Ghaziabad since Diwali

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The persistent severe pollution in Ghaziabad since Diwali

Ghaziabad is the second most polluted city in the country after Noida.

The persistent severe pollution in Ghaziabad since Diwali

Traffic and pollution continue to be a headache for residents of Ghaziabad city. The AQI of most parts of the city is above 450. Ghaziabad is the second most polluted city in the country after Noida. Pollution has caused irritation in the eyes of the people and difficulty in breathing for the patients. To avoid pollution, people keep the windows and doors of the house closed. Pollution in Ghaziabad has remained in the very severe category since Diwali.

Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB), is continuously taking action to and impose fines on the polluting entities. Despite this, the level of pollution is not decreasing.The main cause of pollution in Ghaziabad is dust blowing from the roads, smoke coming out of vehicles and industrial units, jam due to potholes in the roads, burning garbage at places etc. Ghaziabad recorded a maximum temperature of 28 degrees Celsius and a minimum of 10 degrees Celsius on Friday. UPPCB Regional Officer Utsav Sharma says that the pollution level is also increasing due to the fall in temperature. There is also no strong wind, due to which the level of pollution is not coming down.

Traffic is also one of the major reasons behind the  pollution. The Municipal Corporation has started the construction of a culvert on the route from Bypass to Vijayanagar. Due to this, the drivers are facing traffic jams during peak hours. Something similar is visible on NH-9, where the work of repair of Gangajal project is going on between Tigri Cut and Rahul Vihar. Ghaziabad citizens are hoping for quick action from the authorities to control pollution and traffic jams in the city.