Patparganj forced to inhale toxins


Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya: 20 new monitoring stations added to Delhi’s network have blown the lid off from some other areas where air pollution is equally bad or sometimes even worse. Patparganj is considered one of them. One of the new monitoring stations of the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) is located at the Mother Dairy plant at Patparganj.

These are the other types of pollution in Patparganj:

  • Dust Pollution:

Dust pollution is not new in developing cities. But it assumes alarming proportions when it comes to east Delhi because of undergoing projects such the expansion of NH-24 for the Meerut Expressway project and the Metro.

  • Garbage Running:

Burning of garbage in the open is banned in Delhi under the Graded Response Action Plan. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has also directed municipal authorities to crack down on garbage burning as it triggers pollution.

  • Vehicular Emission:

Emission from vehicles is aggravated as two major arterial roads — Noida Link Road and the NH24 — pass close to Patparganj. Lakhs of vehicles hit these two roads every day.


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