Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Wasting Water to Make Delhi's Roads Dust Free

At 5 pm, a water tanker with a capacity of 35,000 litres waited to clean the 3.5 km stretch along the Ghazipur drain. The PWD deployed 1,250 workers and 40 water tankers for cleaning and scrubbing of roads across Delhi. “We started by about 11 am and we hope to finish by 7 pm. All the roads and dividers have been cleaned on both sides,” said assistant engineer Naresh Kumar. “The cause of air pollution lies elsewhere. But when this cleaning of roads is carried out, it will make a difference at the ground level,” said a senior PWD official. A blue tanker with a capacity of 5,000 litres started cleaning the road from Shamnath Marg to Raj Niwas in north Delhi on Monday afternoon. PWD’s Executive Engineer Anil Trehan supervised workers spraying the footpath with water, while assistant engineer Vinod Garg took pictures.

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