In order to improve the level of pollution in Gurugram, the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) carried out raids and activities in several parts of the city under Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP).
The horticulture department of MCG conducted the sprinkling of water on various roads and trees to prevent dust from moving into air. Treated water of the sewerage treatment plant is being used for sprinkling purposes.
Four teams were deployed to sprinkle water on roads and trees on the stretches of Basai Chowk, Umang Bhardwaj Chowk, Bikaner Chowk, Bakhtawar Chowk and Hero Honda Chowk.
The civic agency also issued two challans of Rs 5,000 each to open eateries for use of coal. They also served notices to five units with strict action to shut them down in case they were found violating the GRAP. The major areas where these violating units were found included Golf Course Road, Sector 56, Sector 31, Sector 40, Sector 14, Sector 72 and 72A.
Apart from that, the agency also initiated the mechanised cleaning of the main roads of the city during night by the sanitation department of the MCG. Four sweeping machines have been continuously employed for this task. Mechanical sweeping was carried out from Rajiv Chowk to Railway Station, IFFCO Chowk to Aaya Nagar Metro Station, Star Mall to Sector 45 and Medanta Hospital to Bakhtawar Chowk.
In addition, the agency is keeping strict vigil on the debris and garbage dumping in public places and ensuring covered transportation of construction material and garbage. During the inspection, a person was issued challan of Rs 5,000 for carrying uncovered construction material.
MCG Commissioner Amit Khatri called upon the citizens asking them not to do any such activity which causes environmental pollution.
He said, “The city belongs to all of us and we should contribute towards making it better. If any person found to be burning the garbage in open or doing any other violation causing pollution, then it should be informed to the district administration or municipal corporation. Action will be taken against the violator as per rules.”