ADHM: Salt water to be sprinkled to prevent dust pollution
New Delhi, Nov 6 (PTI) The organisers of Airtel Delhi Half Marathon (ADHM), have decided to to sprinkle "salt mixed with effluent treated water" in order to negate dust pollution ahead of the race scheduled on November 19.
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) recently raised concerns about the prevailing air quality in the national capital due to pollution which may cause health hazards for the participants.
"For the upcoming edition, we have discussed the air quality issue with the organizers, Procam and they have assured us that it is taking several measures to minimize the impact of air pollution on the runners," a media release issued by title sponsors Airtel stated.
"A team of professionals is being deployed by Procam before the race day to sprinkle salt mixed with effluent treated water across the entire track to ensure that the dust pollution is negated. Furthermore, no vehicles will be plying on the route of the marathon," it further stated.
The release also states that Procam has always conducted the event as per international standard.
"The organizers of Airtel Delhi Half Marathon, Procam have made sure that the event is consistently conducted as per international standards, with all necessary safety guidelines in place."
The title sponsors however had a note for the participants telling them to consider the environmental factors and their own health while participating.
"We acknowledge it as a voluntary event and runners should take into consideration the environmental factors, including pollution and their health, while participating," it said