Mumbai, May 18 -- The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) has consulted a physicist with the Central government to understand how to address concerns of light pollution. MPCB said it has received several complaints from citizens about high intensity lights at busy construction sites in Mumbai, but could not respond to them since there are no laws to regulate this issue.

To develop guidelines to curb light pollution, the MPCB has approached physicist Dr Abhay Deshpande, of the Society for Applied Microwave Electronics Engineering and Research (SAMEER), research and development wing, under the ministry of electronics and information technology. Deshpande is collating data regarding sources of light pollution and will be submitting it ...