Smog-free Punjab plan enters second phase

APP June 24, 2024


Senior Provincial Minister Maryam Aurangzeb announced, in a statement, that the second phase of the chief ministers’ plan for a smog-free Punjab has been initiated to address the toxic fumes emitted by vehicles.

It has also been decided to implement a modern computerised system for vehicle fitness certificates across Punjab. She stated that all vehicles with faulty engines, and those emitting carbon and smoke, will be inspected and linked with a QR code.

Every vehicle and motorcycle will be issued a QR code to eliminate pollution caused by smoke, and the code will be renewed annually. Advanced technology and Safe City Authority’s surveillance cameras are being used to monitor vehicles emitting smoke. Maryam Aurangzeb mentioned a comprehensive plan to make the entire Punjab smog-free.

The plan includes measures to eliminate toxic and life-threatening smoke from industries, kilns, traffic, crop burning, plastic bags and waste burning. As a result, significant improvements are being observed in controlling smoke emissions from traffic and vehicles, she stated.

The senior minister added that the Environmental Protection Agency, police and traffic staff would inspect the vehicle fitness certificates.


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