Tankers, Jetting machines spray water to curb air pollution in Najafgarh Zone: Malik

Najafgarh Zone Chairman Satpal Malik

Najafgarh Zone Chairman Satpal Malik

Says only one weekly market/day to be allowed to check rising Covid cases

New Delhi, Dec. 30 (Delhi Crown): As many as ten Tankers and four Jetting Machines have been deployed across SDMC’s Najafgarh Zone for spraying water in a bid to curb air pollution, Chairman Satpal Malik told THE DELHI CROWN on Thursday.

He further said that five dedicated teams are engaged for night patrolling in the area to ensure that no one indulges in burning the waste during late night hours.

“Burning of waste in the open leads of air pollution. We had received complaints from several places that people tend to burn their house-waste during night hours. Hence, we began night patrolling to check such activities,” said Malik.

Each of the Night Patrolling teams comprises of one Junior Engineer (MCD), one Sub-Inspector, one Assistant Sub-Inspector, and two Safai Karamcharis.

“Besides, in order to check activities that lead to air pollution, our teams ensure that construction material and demolition waste are kept covered,” added the MCD Chairman of Najafgarh Zone.

Speaking to THE DELHI CROWN, Malik also stated that in the wake of rising Covid and Omicron variant cases in Delhi, henceforth only one weekly-market will be allowed to open in the Najafgarh Zone.

“There are as many as 29 spots where authorised weekly markets are organsied across the Najafgarh Zone. To ensure social distancing and avoid crowding at these markets, we are working towards allowing only one such weekly market a day,” added Malik.

Besides, he said, efforts are on spread awareness among the people to wear face masks and regular hand wash, till Omicron variant scare wanes away.

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