₹5,000 Fine For Polluting The Air. Is it enough?

As there is a lot of ongoing tunnelling work of Metro 3 (Colaba-Bandra-Seepz) accompanied by construction work going on in Bandra, MMRDA has stated that Metro authorities should ensure that sprinklers are used in the casting yard.

₹5,000 Fine For Polluting The Air. Is it enough?
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In order to curb the air pollution in Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC), Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has recently issued directives stating that if anyone or organisation is found causing pollution will have to face a penalty of ₹5,000 a day. 

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As there is a lot of ongoing tunnelling work of Metro 3 (Colaba-Bandra-Seepz) accompanied by construction work going on in Bandra, MMRDA has stated that Metro authorities should ensure that sprinklers are used in the casting yard. If there is sand, dust particles, stone pellets, muck etc, then the stretch should be washed water by the authorities.  

Besides cleanliness, MMRDA has stated that there should be strict checking on illegal parking in the BKC area and anyone who did not comply will be fined ₹1,000 for the offence. Notably, Bandra Kurla Complex along with Andheri also experiences the worst Air Quality Index in the city. Earlier this week, the city had recorded poor AQI of 212 on Sunday and 206 on Monday. Of the 10 locations where SAFAR monitors AQI, Bandra-Kurla Complex continued to be the most polluted with an AQI of 302 (very poor). While Bhandup had the cleanest air in the city with an AQI of 77 (satisfactory), all other areas recorded ‘poor’ air quality ranging between 210 and 291 on Tuesday.

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While these are good steps in the right direction but the big question that we wonder is are these alone going to be enough to curb the rising air pollution levels in the city? Have any suggestions please write to us at content@zenlivenews.com or tweet to us @MumbaiLiveNews.

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