According to civic officials, fines totaling Rs 50 lakh have been levied on a number of bodies, including the CPWD, for allegedly breaching pollution control norms in south Delhi. To curb air and dust pollution, authorities in the South Zone and Najafagarh Zone of the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) have introduced stringent pollution control measures, such as banning the burning of solid waste, garbage, dry leaves, plastic, rubber, and construction activities.
According to the SDMC, the Building Department has received 110 challans totaling Rs 50 lakh for violating the National Green Tribunal’s orders (NGT).
The department has levied a fine of Rs 5 lakh on the Central Public Works Department (CPWD). The department has given ten challans totaling Rs 3 lakh to violators of NGT norms in the Najafagarh District.
According to the statement, the special drive aims to reduce emissions caused by building and demolition waste. And according to officials, the hotspot areas, are under continuous surveillance and control by officials from the South Zone’s Building Department.
The officials also said that the steps outlined in the Environment Pollution (Prevention & Control) Authority’s Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) are being implemented.