Dhaka city corporations will conduct mobile court drives against the sources of dust pollution, Dhaka South City Corporation Sayeed Khokon said yesterday.
"Scattered earth, mud and sand are the major sources of dust pollution. We will conduct mobile court drives against the sources of the dust pollution and the reasons behind it," the mayor said.
He said this while inaugurating a “crash programme” to fight dust pollution in the city.
Water will be sprinkled on the primary roads in the capital under the “crash programme” from 6:00am to 8:30am and anytime in the afternoon every day, the mayor said.
The capital had the worst air quality in the world on November 25, according to Air Visual, an air quality measuring application.
The alarming situation prompted the government to chalk out immediate measures to give city-dwellers some relief.
At an emergency inter-ministerial meeting, it was decided that steps would be taken to stop burning garbage at waste dump sites and shut down all illegal brick kilns around the capital. It also directed the Dhaka north and south city corporations to sprinkle water on the city roads to reduce dust in the air.