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LAHORE: Punjab has registered over 2,970 FIRs between October 1 and December 18, and a hefty fine has been imposed on industrial emissions, stubble burning and traffic violations to tackle its smog problem, according to Punjab relief commissioner Babar Hayat Tarar.
Tarar, Senior Member Board of Revenue, told the media that the smog problem has been alleviated as a result of effective government measures.
Last week, the central and southern areas of Punjab remained blanketed by smog, which resulted in disruption of flight and train operations in some cities of the province.
Several flights from the Lahore and Sialkot airports faced delays due to the critical smog situation. Four flights scheduled for Lahore were diverted to Islamabad.
The schedule of trains from Karachi and Quetta was also affected.
Meanwhile, motorways were blocked for traffic at different spots after reports of several traffic accidents.
M2 from Bhera, M4 from Shershah to Shamkot and M5 from the Jalalpur interchange to Shershah and from Rohri to Guddu were also blocked.