Ghaziabad's bane: Pollution from factories, construction sites

  • | Wednesday | 6th March, 2019

"Construction waste and dust release pollutants, including PM2.5, in the air, taking a toll on the city's air quality. In 1991, the number of cars and other light motor vehicles in Ghaziabad was just 276. "Ghaziabad being traditionally an industrial district has close to two dozen industrial belts which emit harmful pollutants, including PM2.5 in the air," said Sushil Raghav, a city-based environmentalist. By 2001, the figure increased to 15,070 and by June 2018, the number rose to over 2 lakh. And something has to be done to shut them down," he added.According to experts, the increasing number of vehicles in the past three decades has further aggravated the problem.

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