Dwarka used to be a less polluted area in the past but it has now dethroned Anand Vihar to become the most polluted area in Delhi. The downfall in the air quality was endorsed by the Environment Pollution (Prevention & Control) Authority (EPCA).
As per the data from EPCA, the AQI of Dwarka reached 360-mark toppling Anand Vihar which recorded the levels at 347.
The city was constantly in news for the burning of garbage and dust pollution but the civic bodies like Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) have done nothing about it.
On Saturday, community people in Sector 7 had protested against the burning of garbage.
Moreover, the MLA of Palam and SDMC officials had promised to stop the burning completely in the area. But, burning of garbage was seen on the next day.
There was also a fire incident reported near Brahma Apartments Sector 7 on Monday morning.
A resident of Brahma Apartments, Munish Kundra said, “This is sad that despite the promises from authorities, there is no implementation on the ground. Chief Engineer of Najafgarh Zone had promised action which is yet to be implemented. The deployment of guards at the spots was assured. But, this has also not been implemented so far.”
The area near the Malaria Institute in Sector 8 recorded the highest amount of pollutants in the air. Recently, the SDMC declared to do the sprinkling of water to settle the dust but nothing of that sort happened.
A resident of Sector 8, SK Singh said, “Air pollution in our sector is among the highest. The dumping of waste building materials is rampant along the railway line and vacant plots. It caused dust pollution in the area. All such things are happening in the connivance of authorities.”
The leader of the House, SDMC, Kamaljeet Sehrawat said, “The subject is in our knowledge and we are taking actions against people who burn garbage. We will ensure that no burning takes place in the area. For dust pollution, we have made the routes for the sprinklers and in a couple of days it will start in Dwarka.”