Seven construction companies fined for violating air-pollution control norms: SDMC
The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has collected Rs. 3.5 lakh as penalties from seven construction companies for violation of air pollution control norms in the first three days of December, the civic body said yesterday. "Each company has been fined with an amount of Rs. 50,000, resulting in the recovery of Rs. 3.5 lakh," the SDMC said in a statement. Here's more.
"SDMC has taken massive action during first three days of December against seven construction companies involved in generating air pollution and deteriorating pollution level in the city," the statement said. The companies are NBCC, Shapoorji Pallonji Group, ITPO, L&T Construction Transportation and Infrastructure at Bhairo Road, SJ Kumar for DMRC Sarai Kale Khan, DMRC Okhla, and Spencer ISP Network, Okhla, it said.
The building department of SDMC has said that the action will continue. Municipal Commissioner Puneet Kumar Goel on Sunday directed zonal deputy commissioners and other officials to issue challan under the National Green Tribunal rules to discourage people from littering garbage in the city.
"The DEMS department has been asked to concentrate on social functions like bhandaras (community meals) inside and outside religious places, marriages and birthday parties, and other events," said Goyal adding spreading wastes will not be tolerated. On Sunday night, the zonal teams took action against burning of leaves, garbage, littering of streets with used plates, plastic cups, etc., and issued 180 challans across Delhi.