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Seven construction companies fined for violating air-pollution control norms: SDMC

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04th December, 2018 13:13 IST

Seven construction companies fined for violating air-pollution control norms: SDMC
04 Dec 2018

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.

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Defaulter companies include DMRC, L&T, Spencer and NBCC

"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.

SDMC Commissioner issues diktat to discourage people from littering garbage

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.

On Sunday, 180 challans issued over plastic burning, garbage

"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.

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