In order to reduce pollution in the city, municipal commissioner Radhakrishnan B has issued orders to strictly implement the Vehicle Scrappage Policy of the Central government.
The Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) organised International Clean Air Day’ for a clean blue sky with fervour in the NMC auditorium. The theme for this year was ‘Healthy Air, Healthy Planet’.
Municipal commissioner Radhakrishnan B said that the Central government has announced Vehicle Scrappage Policy for old vehicles. According to this, it is mandatory to put old vehicles which are 15-year-old in junk. Such vehicles cause tremendous pollution. To get control over this, the Centre has prepared a new policy.
With this, old vehicles causing pollution can be banned. Hence, there is a need to take strict action against the old vehicles by the Regional Transport Office (RTO), he added.
He also directed RTO officials to check the pollution certificate of old vehicles. Along with this, he also laid emphasis on the need for public aware. ness in this regard. During this, the munici pal commissioner also inaugurated the banner of ‘National Clean Air Day’ and dedicated it to the citizens.
On this occasion, deputy commissioner Vijay – Deshmukh, Ravindra engineer Manoj Talewar, executive engineer Shweta Banerjee, transport engineer Shrikant Deshpande, horticulture superintend ent Amol Chaurpagar, TERI director Sunil Pandey, VNIT’s Dr Dilip Lataye, environment department’s Bhimrao Raut, Sandeep Lokhande, social activist Leena Budhe and others were present.