Reducing construction dust will help clean Delhi

09 Nov 2018

India is on the fast track to development; the scale of development and the construction projects around us has increased hugely in the last decade. The development agenda will require intense construction for another decade or so, which means the health problems arising from air pollution will continue to impact our lives in coming years. To overcome these to a certain extent, construction/development projects should undertake a few rudimentary steps such as covering of loose/fine construction material and their storage in non-prevailing wind direction; sprinkling of non-potable water and provision of water trough for wheel washing at entry and exit gates; cutting and finishing stones in an enclosed area; and restricting vehicular movement inside construction sites to a maximum speed of 10 km/hour.

Tags
Dust pollution
Construction dust
Vehicular pollution
Air pollution
Urban development
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