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Water to be sprinkled on Shivaji Park ground daily | Mumbai News

After residents living in Shivaji Park in Dadar complained about red dust in the air, civic officials said it will carry out water sprinkling on Shivaji Park ground daily.

Civic officials said they are making use of the 35 ring wells which can spray around 290,000 litres of water daily on the ground.

Officials said the process of suppressing the dust has already begun. Besides this, the civic administration is also focusing on increasing greenery in the park. “We are also in the process of appointing experts who would guide the civic body to resolve this issue of dust pollution,” an official said.

Officials said that after Mahaparinirvan Diwas on December 6, which is the death anniversary of Dr B R Ambedkar, the BMC will focus on implementing measures to curb dust pollution. “On this day, devotees from several parts of the state and country visit Shivaji Park to pay homage to Dr Ambedkar. At present, we are working towards making arrangements for this day soon after which other available solutions for dust mitigation will also be implemented,” the official said.

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“The process will involve collective efforts of multiple departments, including environment, building construction, rainwater harvesting, and heritage preservation, that will work towards adapting a cleaner environment for residents,” he added.

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Meanwhile, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) P/North ward, which covers Malad, Manori, Gorai and Marve in the western suburbs, has written to the transport commissioner seeking to take action against 50 vehicles by cancelling their registration. Civic officials have attached a list of number plates of these vehicles and asked the transport department to take immediate action.

“These vehicles were not following the rules of construction and debris dumping that are present in the current municipal bylaws. We have imposed a penalty of Rs 20,000 on each of them, however these vehicles continue to operate,” an official said.

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