In order to reduce air pollution at the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) bullet train station building site in Mumbai, the National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd. (NHSRCL) is taking action. Mist guns, garbage and raw material enclosures, green netting, and watering of the roads are some of the initiatives. Additionally, a wheel wash station has been installed to stop dust emissions.
The officials of National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd (NHSRCL) have implemented mitigating strategies to address air pollution at the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC), the site of the upcoming bullet train station construction.
At the bullet train yard, excavation has been going on for the past two months. BKC was listed by Hindustan Times on November 8 as one of the Mumbai hotspots that has continuously had a low air quality index from November 1.
Environmental measures for dust mitigation at BKC are being implemented, according to NHSRCL officials.
“On-site, mist cannons have been purchased and effectively utilized to capture the escaping dust particles. There will also be usage of the mist gun on nearby highways. An NHSRCL official stated, “Waste and raw materials are contained with tarps, and green netting has been supplied to prevent dust emissions.
To prevent dust emissions during transportation, material-carrying dumper trucks make sure the doors are sealed with tarpaulin. Additionally, a wheel wash station has been set up at the location to clean the cars’ wheels and stop dust from flying.To prevent the spread of pollutants, project sites are also gated off from all sides and sprayed with water three times a day.
Source- Hindustan times