While the earlier audit undertaken by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had suggested 11 bridges in the suburbs of Mumbai that are dangerous and need to be demolished, six more have now been added to this list. The count of road-over-bridges and foot-over-bridges in the suburbs that need to be demolished now stand at 17.
The Union Ministry of Environment and Forests recently released the revised National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) 2009. Applicable to both residential and industrial areas, the new standards include limits for cement plants in India.
The Union Ministry of Environment and Forests has released the revised National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) 2009. As per these norms, both residential and industrial areas will have the same standards. The new standards include limits for benzene, ozone, benzo(a) pyrene, arsenic, nickel and ammonia, which were not covered in earlier standards notified in 1994.