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Najeeb asks officials to come up with contingency plans to tackle severe pollution level

New Delhi [India]: Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on Monday said the ambient air quality in the national capital have been improving over the past months, and asked the officials to come up with contingency plan in the event of pollution level reaching different stages of severity.

In the fourth meeting chaired by the Lieutenant Governor to review the air pollution condition here, Jung issued strict instructions with regard to enforcement of ban on diesel generators and firecrackers, especially during marriages, and asked the Delhi Police to take strict action against the offenders.

During the meeting, Jung was told that around 43,050 vehicles have been checked, out of which 8,855 diesel vehicles were prevented to enter Delhi.

The East Municipal Corporation of Delhi officials informed Jung that pollution defaulters have been “re-challaned” and their information is being sent to the National Green Tribunal for higher penalty.

Jung was also apprised of the fire arising out of Bhalswa landfill, capital’s largest landfill, and was told that it has been contained by depositing huge quantities of debris on it.

The 40 acre-landfill near GT Karnal Road receives about 2,700 tonnes of garbage per day.

It caters to no less than 50 percent of Delhi’s population, including Civil Lines, Jahangirpuri, Model Town, Kirti Nagar and even old Delhi’s Chandni Chowk. (ANI)