The proposed project at ‘EkamraKshetra’ Heritage Zone in Bhubaneswar has a concept in place for development of Low Emission Zones (LEZ) around Lingaraj Temple. It aims to provide people a unique experience. The concept was put forth by the Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) in their report on LEZ Bhubaneshwar, which has some key elements for emission reduction within the zone such as ambient air quality monitoring and communication, green-sticker system for local residents’ private vehicles, intensive emission monitoring, generator sets, promotion of EVs/ shared EVs for tourists, uninterrupted electricity supply, and promotion of cycling and pedestrian passage.
We have been engaged to prepare a detailed plan for EkamraKshetra Low Emission Zones (LEZ) for improving the urban air quality by incorporating socially/culturally relevant, technically sound, and financially viable solutions. We are also responsible for re-planning of the area, heritage conservation, tourism promotion with environmentally sensitive measures, emission control measures, plantation & landscaping, air quality monitoring, waste management, dust control to reduce air pollution. and improve air quality in the selected area. The developed plans upon implementation are expected to demonstrate reduction of air pollution and improvement in air quality in the selected area, thereby enabling city to replicate similar measures.
- Restriction on vehicular movement; provision & promotion of NMT; green sticker system for private vehicles; traffic
management; parking management; EV feeder/ shared EVs for tourists; improved information & signages for tourists
- Introduction of renewable energy systems and other measures
- Introduction of green buffer zone