Gadkari plans meet with city govt on bad air
New Delhi: Road transport minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said he would soon hold a meeting with representatives from Delhi government and environment ministry to work out a strategy to curb water and air pollution in the capital, particularly pollution caused due to dust.
Gadkari said he will call Delhi LG Anil Baijal, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, the three mayors of the municipal bodies, environment minister Harsh Vardhan, urban development minister and officials of Niti Aayog to prepare the plan. “Some of the measures that could be taken up include more use of pre-cast materials for construction and using vacuum cleaners to remove dust from roads. We will see how we can wash the roads daily and develop lawns or lay concrete pavements on either side of the roads to ensure there is no dust,” the minister said in response to a question on the increased pollution in the city.