A seven-member group chaired by Additional Municipal Commissioner (Western Suburbs) Dr Sanjeev Kumar has been formed to address air pollution in Mumbai. Dust control measures will be aggressively enforced in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) jurisdiction from April 1, 2023, and offenders will face severe penalties.
BMC Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal stated that dust is the primary cause of air pollution in the city and that a report must be given within seven days to address it.
A strategy for reducing air pollution in Mumbai has been proposed. The dust created by large-scale buildings as well as diverse development projects, as well as variations in wind speed, were discovered to be the two key causes in the post-Covid period. At the moment, there are more than 5,000 construction sites in Mumbai. It is up to the government to reduce the dust created by these areas.
The G20 Council's Trade and Finance Group is convening in Mumbai from March 28 to 30. A simulated drill will also be held on March 25, 2023.
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