The base of the pillars of the landmark Howrah bridge, used by 1.2 lakh vehicles and 5 lakh pedestrians daily, have been encased in fibreglass casings after severe damage was caused to them by gutkha-laced sputum.
Gutkha and pan masala manufacturers`
new initiative to sell their products in paper and aluminium
foil pouches has run into trouble with the pollution control
authority stating it could still contain plastic.