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Punjab govt bans automobiles releasing seen smoke to curb smog

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A commuter driving bike amid heavy smog in Lahore. — AFP/Files  Punjab on Thursday imposed curbs, together with a ban on burning crops and barring automobiles from the highway that emit seen smoke and pollution, in its try to enhance the worsening Air Quality Index of the province.According to a notification launched by the provincial authorities, there’s recorded proof of persistent deterioration within the Air Quality Index in Punjab.The degree has gone down from a passable one to reasonably and poorly polluted ranges, which is prone to trigger respiration discomfort, respiratory tract ailments together with bronchial asthma apart from heart-related illnesses amongst kids, acknowledged the notification.The following actions have been banned by the Punjab authorities to arrest and comprise smog within the province:i. Burning of any kind of crop residueii. Vehicles emitting seen smoke and pollution falling into inadmissible limitsiii. All industries working with out emission management system and contributing to a deterioration within the Air Quality Indexiv. All stone crushers working with out moist scrubbersv. Burning of all forms of strong waste, tires, rubber, and plasticsvi. Sale and use of all forms of sub-standard fuelsvii. All forms of encroachments which trigger hindrance within the clean stream of site visitors on public roads together with footpathsviii. Any sort of parking which can trigger hindrance within the clean stream of trafficix. All forms of actions with out correct safeguard which contribute in producing fugitive dustx. Uncovered and open dumping/storage of building materialxi. Uncovered transportation of building and different materials like sand, mud, and cementxii, Any unauthorised exercise which can contribute to the formation of smogxiii. For brick kilns:a. All brick kilns constructed on outdated methodology shall not be allowed to function w.e.f. 7 November 2020 to 31″ December 2020b. All brick kilns constructed on zigzag methodology shall be allowed to function as per SOPs devised by the Environment Protection Department, the federal government of Punjabc. All brick kilns should be transformed to the zigzag methodology by 31 December 2020d. No brick kiln constructed on methodology apart from zigzag methodology can be allowed to function after 31 December 2020 

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