Ghaziabad: Thanks to the strong winds, the level of pollution in the district went down on the evening of November 30, 2021. However, the pollution level still remains alarming as the Air Quality Index (AQI) was recorded at 293.
After Diwali, the pollution level in Ghaziabad had reached hazardous conditions. The wind is expected this whole week which might reduce the level of pollution. On Tuesday, the wind blew at a speed of 25 kmph.
The Loni area of Ghaziabad was the most polluted in the district in the last month. On Tuesday too, Loni remained the most polluted. The AQI here was recorded at 340. The main causes of pollution here are smoke coming out of factories, dust blowing from the roads and traffic jams
The area residents point that the level of pollution cannot be left at the mercy of the wind and the authorities responsible have to take some strict action against those who are causing pollution.
Sanjay Tyagi, 63, a resident of Raj Nagar Extension says, “I am using an oxygen mask since Diwali. It is very uncomfortable to breathe without it in such polluted air. I appeal to the authorities to take some quick action in bringing the level of pollution down.”
Utsav Sharma, Regional officer Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board, says, “Ghaziabad Development Authority and Municipal corporation should work simultaneously in controlling the pollution. The district magistrate’s office has given instructions for strict action against those who spread pollution. We are constantly flagging the polluters and action is being taken against them.”