North Delhi civic body to be fined Rs 20 lakh for violating dust control norms: Gopal Rai

The Delhi government is looking serious about the increasing pollution in the capital. Under this, Delhi’s Environment Minister Gopal Rai directed the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) to impose a fine of Rs 20 lakh on Tuesday for violating the dust control guidelines at the Bhalaswa landfill site.

The Environment Minister said that the North Delhi Municipal Corporation is not spraying water regularly to prevent dust particulate pollution at that place.

He said that I have asked the Delhi Pollution Control Committee to impose a fine of Rs 20 lakh on the North Delhi Municipal Corporation. The municipal corporation has been directed to immediately increase the number of tankers for water spraying.

Delhi Pollution Control Committee fined FICCI 20 lakhs

He said that we have issued guidelines to all government and private agencies to adopt measures to prevent dust pollution. We have instructed everyone to follow the five instructions. Action will be taken against those who do not do so.

These five steps include placing a windshield or blocker at sites where the construction or structure is demolished, covering the debris with tarpaulin, putting a green net to prevent dust from blowing, spraying water and covering trucks carrying construction materials .

The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) on Saturday imposed a fine of Rs 20 lakh on the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) for violating dust control norms at a demolition site on Tansen Marg. FICCI has been asked to deposit the fine within 15 days. Along with this, the DPCC has instructed FICCI not to carry out any demolition drive without installing anti-smog guns at its Tansen Marg project site in Delhi.

The DPCC had earlier asked FICCI to stop work on the demolition site. According to government guidelines, it is mandatory to install anti-smog guns at construction and demolition sites larger than 20,000 square meters.

Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Friday said that there are 39 sites in the 20,000 square meter area in Delhi and six of these sites do not have anti-smog guns, all of them have been asked to stop work.

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