Deployment of ‘Environment Marshals’ to check polluting activities and rationalisation of public transportation would be among the slew of measures taken to control pollution in the national capital region.

The decision was conveyed on Thursday by officials of different departments to Lt. Governor Anil Baijal during a review meeting here on combating air pollution.

Baijal also urged city municipal corporations to adopt one common mobile application for registering complaints regarding garbage and waste burning.

CPCB (Central Pollution Control Board) representative informed that SAMEER App of CPCB is functional on which complaints can be lodged. Complaints on this App were being forwarded to agencies concerned, an official statement from the Lt Governor’s office said.

Baijal also directed all agencies to strictly enforce pollution control measures and adhere to the timelines. “He stressed that the efforts must be intensified as considerable distance remains to be traversed before the battle against air pollution can be decisively won,” the statement read.

The meeting was attended by Environment Minister Imran Hussain and other officials.