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Delhi government’s action on 253 construction sites violating rules, fined lakhs

Anti dust campaign: Delhi Environment Minister Shri Gopal Rai held a review meeting with senior officials of Environment Department and Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) today (October 26) regarding Anti Dust Campaign. According to the information received during the meeting, the teams related to the Anti Dust Campaign of the Delhi Government have so far inspected 6 thousand 868 construction sites.

Where a violation of the guidelines issued on the construction sites was found. After this, notices and challans have been issued to 253 sites, along with a fine of Rs 32.40 lakh. Minister Gopal Rai told that Anti Dust Campaign is being run in Delhi from 6th October, which will run till 6th November.

Formation of teams for the campaign

For this anti-dust campaign, 586 teams have been formed, which include officers from 12 related departments. They are inspecting the ongoing construction sites at different places inside Delhi and taking action on violation of norms. All the teams have been instructed to conduct frequent inspections.

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Environment Minister Gopal Rai said that in order to reduce Delhi’s pollution during the winter season, the Delhi Government had announced the Winter Action Plan on 30 September. On the basis of which the concerned departments have started work to implement it on the ground.

Green War Room launched

Gopal Rai said that “we have launched the Green War Room, from where it is being monitored”. He said that “Delhi government has succeeded in reducing pollution with the cooperation of the people. Government is running many campaigns to reduce pollution, including anti dust campaign, spraying of bio decomposer, tree plantation campaign, awareness about firecrackers. Campaigns, campaigns for water sprinkling with mobile anti smog guns are included.

Follow the guidelines for construction sites

Environment Minister Gopal Rai told that the team is constantly visiting the construction sites. This team will ensure that the guidelines related to the construction sites are being followed properly. It is necessary to implement 14 point rules on construction sites. This campaign will run till 6th November.

The Environment Minister said that any construction sites that do not follow the rules of dust control, action will be taken as per law. According to the guidelines of the National Green Tribunal (NGT), a fine of Rs 10 thousand to 5 lakh will be imposed for violation of the rule on construction sites. If there is more violation then the construction sites will be closed.

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