Delhi Pollution Over 70 lakh litres water sprinkled at 13 hotspots in 36 days
| Sunday | 22nd November, 2020
New Delhi: Over 70 lakh litres of water was sprinkled at 13 pollution hotspots in the past 36 days by the Delhi Fire Service to hold down dust as a measure to improve the deteriorating air quality in the city, officials said on Sunday.
"On an average, two lakh litres of water is sprinkled every day.
The exercise began on October 17 and since then our personnel have sprinkled more than 70 lakh litres of water across 13 identified hotspots to curb dust pollution," he said.
Pollution levels on Diwali this year and the day after were the maximum in the last four years.
A ''green war room'' has also been set up at the Delhi Secretariat to monitor steps being taken to bring down pollution levels in the city this winter.