Seeing the alarming level of pollution in both the cities, the state government recently has banned the registration of new diesel vehicles in Muzaffarpur and Gaya.
At an event of the Centre for Environment Energy and Climate Change at the Asian Development Research Institute, the Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar, Sushil Modi said, we are identifying the hotspots of air pollution in Patna in collaboration with IIT Delhi.
In the next three months, Bihar will get 24 new air monitoring stations in 23 districts across the state. Currently, the state has 11 air monitoring stations, 6 in Patna, 2 each in Muzaffarpur and Gaya, and 1 in Hajipur.
The Deputy Chief Minister said, the high level of air pollution in Gaya is primarily due to sand accumulation in the Falgu river and we are continuously monitoring the same to control it.
The Deputy Chief Minister also recently virtually released Clean Air Action Plan for Gaya and Muzaffarpur. You can access the PDF from the link given below.
Now, although the state government has banned the new registration of diesel vehicles in Muzaffarpur and Gaya, both these cities are allowed to register electric vehicles.