BMC’s Clean Air Plan

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has presented a budget of Rs 52,619.07 crore for the 2023-24 fiscal year and announced a seven-step strategy as part of its ‘Clean Air Mumbai’ initiative to combat rising air pollution in the city.

The BMC plans to install air purifiers in five of the most crowded areas and has allocated a budget of Rs 25 crore to implement the measures.

The budget identified road and construction dust, traffic congestion, industries, and power sector, and waste burning as the four main factors contributing to Mumbai’s deteriorating air quality.

The BMC will enforce measures such as electrifying vehicles, providing charging infrastructure, and banning waste burning, among others.

The plan includes procurement of 3000 electric buses and conversion of old vehicles to CNG, upgrading traffic control systems, and promoting waste segregation in households.

A ‘Waste to Energy’ plant and domestic hazardous waste processing units are also in the works

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