Noida: The ongoing construction of Bhangel Flyover in Noida has given rise to rampant dust pollution in the area. The residents and the commuters are facing difficulties due to it. Noida Federation of Apartments Owner's Associations (NOFAA) took to twitter to raise this issue and demand strong measures to curb the pollution.
Rajiva Singh, President of NOFAA, shared a tweet saying, “@NGTribunal @CPCB_OFFICIAL @UPPCBLKO @dmgbnagar @CeoNoida Bhangel Flyover construction works. Dust pollution is rampant in the entire stretch. The plight of people in this region is of concern. Strong measures are needed to monitor and curb this, especially in this dry spell around.”
@NGTribunal @CPCB_OFFICIAL @UPPCBLKO @dmgbnagar @CeoNoida— Rajiva Singh (@Rajiva2011) March 30, 2022
Bhangel Flyover construction works. Dust pollution is rampant in the entire stretch.The plight of people in this region is of concern. Strong measures needed to monitor & curb this , specially in this dry spell around . pic.twitter.com/5YFz5ACGq6
Noida Authority aims to complete the Bhangel flyover by August this year, four months ahead of its deadline. This 4.5-kilometer flyover being built over the Dadri-Surajpur-Chhalera (DSC) road, will ease the traffic between Aghapur and Sector 82.
However, the ongoing construction creates lots of difficulties for the residents of the region. On this subject, Rajiva Singh, President NOFAA says, “Being a sizable project, Bhangel Flyover construction work has been under progress for quite some time now. It is important that along with these developmental works, we take proper actions in regards to environmental and sound pollution in close vicinity of these construction sites.”
He adds, “Dust pollution has been rampant in the entire stretch, especially in this dry windy weather. The plight of people in this region is a matter of concern. Strong measures are needed to monitor and curb this, especially in these dry climatic conditions.”
Vikrant Tongad, an Environment enthusiast from Noida says, “Noida Authority has its own rules and regulations and there are NGT guidelines as well. However, the guidelines have not been followed in this area. According to the guidelines, while the construction work is going on, that should be covered with green sheets and water sprinklers and smog guns should be installed. However, there is no such thing available, it is a total public nuisance.”
Pushkar Chandna, a retired senior engineer from Noida says, "Due to dust pollution, it is very difficult to commute in the Bhangel region. Surrounding areas are also affected. Noida Authority just wants to complete its work with zero precautions. Not only dust pollution, but noise pollution is also a major concern in the construction region. Noida Authority should pay some heed to it.