New Delhi: Delhi government on Thursday approved a proposal to carry out vacuum cleaning of roads in the national capital.
The decision was part of a series of measures announced by the government along with the odd-even car rationing formula and is aimed at bringing down the level of dust kicked up during sanitation routines that contribute a lot to air pollution.
"The dust gathered on roads due to improper or non- cleaning of roads is compounded further by lakhs of vehicles running on Delhi roads," the government said.
"In view of the existing situation, the cabinet approved the proposal authorizing PWD to carry out mechanized sweeping of PWD roads to begin with, and introduce Mechanized Stack Parking System on PWD roads. The expenditure for this work shall be borne under the capital head of Roads and Bridges," it said.
The vacuum cleaning scheme is likely to begin from April 2016.