Smart Lockdown was implemented in ten smog-affected districts of Punjab today. There will be a lockdown in Lahore, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Multan, Sahiwal and Sargodha divisions. Transportation will be limited in these cities. Markets will be able to open after 4 pm, restrictions will not apply to medical stores, petrol pumps, bakeries, grocery stores, utility stores, call centers and IT centers.
In Six divisions including Lahore, educational institutions will remain closed on Friday and Saturday, markets, restaurants and businesses will be able to open after three o’clock, all markets and institutions will remain closed on Sunday, government offices will be open on Friday, and on Saturday. Will open after 03:00 pm.
The city recorded an average air quality index of 309, which is extremely harmful to human health. On the orders of the Supreme Court and the directives of the Punjab government, smart lockdown has been imposed in 10 districts across Punjab including Lahore including Sheikhupura, Kasur, Nankana, Gujranwala, Hafizabad, Narowal, Sialkot, Mandi Bahauddin, Gujarat.
If there are clouds suitable for rain on November 29, artificial rain will be given, electric bikes will be given to 10,000 students in Lahore on a subsidy basis, e-bikes will also be given to government employees on lease. Entry of vehicles will be closed on Mall Road on Sunday, only bicycles will be allowed, decisions will be implemented due to the impact of smog on Lahore, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Multan and Sahiwal divisions.
PDMA Smong Control Room Helpline Numbers
A ban has been imposed on the burning of crop residues across Punjab, the Chief Minister of Punjab has also ordered the administration to ensure effective implementation of the plan formulated to reduce smog and also said that smog Action should be taken to control the factors that cause it, indiscriminate action will also be taken against emitting vehicles. A room has been set up in PDMA to prevent smog in Punjab. Control Room Number 042-99232278, WhatsApp number 0335-92322227.
Burning of crop residue has been banned across Punjab. Action should be taken to control the factors that cause smog. Officers from the Department of Environmental Protection, Transport, Industries and Administration go to the field themselves.
- Industries emitting black smoke will be closed.
- Steps should be taken to reduce traffic smoke.
- Deputy Commissioners take all necessary measures to control smog
- Burning of crop residues will be completely banned
- Strict action will be taken against crop burning and DC will be held personally responsible for violation.
- Strict action will be taken against polluting vehicles and industries.
- The kilns operating without zigzag technology will be fined from Rs.50,000 to Rs.100,000
- Industrial units operating without smoke control devices will also be fined Rs.50,000 to Rs.1 lakh.
- Strict action will also be taken against those who burn tyres, rubber, plastic and garbage.
- Strict action will also be taken against encroachments and wrong parking.
- Smog Advisory will be issued by concerned departments.
Pollution in Lahore’s air has made the situation dangerous again, with the city of Zinda Dalan at the top of the polluted cities with an average air quality index of 373. A decision will be taken in a few days regarding artificial rain in Lahore.
Markets and shops have started opening after the smart lockdown in Lahore. The merchant community rushed to the markets for business. A large number of citizens are also present in the markets for shopping. It should be noted that due to the worsening smog situation in Punjab including Lahore, a notification was issued to reimpose the lockdown from today. According to the notification, public and private schools, colleges and universities will remain closed from today. Today big and small markets, gyms, cinemas will be allowed to work after 3 pm. While private offices will also be able to open after 03:00 pm.