New Delhi : Taking steps to improve air quality in Delhi, in the last 36 days, the Delhi Fire Service has sprayed over 70 lakh liters of water in 13 areas most affected by pollution to collect dust. The campaign started on 17 October. The Delhi government had ordered steps to curb dust pollution in the national capital. The fire department said that their personnel are spraying more than two lakh liters of water daily at 13 places, which the Delhi government has described as highly polluted. These areas are Jahangirpuri, Narela, Ashok Vihar, Vivek Vihar, Dwarka, Mundka, Rohini, Wazirpur, Okhla, Bawana, Anand Vihar, Punjabi Bagh and RK Puram.
Delhi Fire Service Director Atul Garg said that a total of 15 fire brigade vehicles have been engaged in water spraying in these marked areas and a total of 45 personnel are engaged in this task. Garg said that this work is done daily for two hours in the morning and two hours in the evening.