Notices issued to 50 builders in Gurgaon for violating dust norms

GURGAON: Haryana Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) and MCG officials on Thursday issued notices to 50 violators for breaching dust norms and burning waste in the open. The move comes two days after the NGT banned all construction work in Delhi and NCR for the next seven days to bring the smog under control.

Authorities inspected different areas of the city and issued notices to defaulters, for violations like keeping construction material and dumping debris in the open, and waste burning.

Activists, however, slammed the government authorities for hauling up only small developers, while turning a blind eye to the bigger fish. The action is unlikely to have a significant impact on air quality as no action was taken against big construction sites in areas like Golf Course road, Southern Peripheral Road (SPR), Northern Peripheral Road (NPR) and Sohna road.

So far, officials have acted against individuals and small sites in residential and commercial areas of the city. They claimed they will take action against big players as well, if they were found violating norms.

MCG’s senior town planner Sudhir Chouhan said they have formed 24 teams to enforce NGT directions. “Teams were formed in every zone, which are taking action after raiding their respective areas,” said Chouhan.

Till now, 30 people have been issued notices for keeping construction material, while 20 have been booked for burning garbage in open. If they fail to get a satisfactory reply from the violators, authorities will impose Rs 5,000 penalty each as per the direction of the tribunal.

Credits ET Realty

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