Letter To the Editor
Reduce dust pollution in metro railway construction areas
Works of several megaprojects are ongoing as a part of infrastructural development in Bangladesh. In Dhaka, the metro rail project has been taken to reduce traffic jam. But as a side effect dust pollution has become one the matter of concern. Development without environmental protection is bound to fail to achieve its goal. While Bangladesh is advancing with its various development projects at a fast pace, the issue of protecting the environment has taken a back seat in the process. We have already witnessed the negative impacts of unbridled polluting of our environment in the name of urbanisation, industrialisation, and development. Air pollution causes several respiratory problems to people which create pressure public health sector.
The government always cites the examples of the two Southeast Asian countries--Malaysia and Singapore. They are our role models for development. But those countries take proper steps to reduce peoples' suffering caused by development activities. We demand steps to be taken to reduce dust pollution in the construction areas.