Guntur West: District Collector Kona Shashidhar expressed concern over pollution in the city this year compared to last year. To reduce this, the authorities have been ordered to remove long-haul vehicles. Old vehicles do not have the right fuel. That is why the pollution is likely to rise. A meeting of the District Pollution Control Board held a video conference at the local collectorate on Tuesday.
The collector said, “There is a huge traffic problem in the city. The dust density was 66.5 micrometers per cubic meter in the city in 2017. The purpose of this is to reduce the target of 60 micrograms. To control pollution, the District Panchayati council office should have a regular control over the control room. The collector also urged the people to recognize their obligations. The meeting was attended by DRVO Nagabubu, District Pollution Control Board, E.E.M. Maheshwara Rao, Deputy Transport Commissioner Rajaratnam and District Industries Center GM. Ajith Kumar, District Supply Officer E. Chitti Babu participated.