HYDERABAD: State government’s chief adviser and chairman of the State Pollution Control Board Rajiv Sharma has asked officials to take immediate steps to improve the quality of air in areas where pollution levels have exceeded the stipulated standards.
He gave this direction at a review meeting held here on Wednesday with senior officials of the transport, civil supplies, police and municipal administration departments on the steps taken by various departments regarding prevention and control of air pollution in Hyderabad and other towns in the state. Sharma advised the officials to launch a public awareness campaign about air pollution control, vehicle maintenance and minimising the use of personal vehicles.
Noting that multi-pronged and sustained efforts were needed to reduce air pollution, he suggested that multi-level parking places should be developed at commercial establishments and schools in the city. He stressed the need to promote alternative fuels and restrict overloading of vehicles.