National Green Tribunal bans all construction activities in Delhi till Nov. 14

The Tribunal has also banned the plying of trucks which carry construction material like sand and cement, within National Capital Region

 

In a bid to control the worsening air quality situation in the national capital,the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday banned all construction activities till November 14 in Delhi and the National Capital Region.

Rapping the Delhi government and pollution control boards over inaction towards controlling the situation, a bench headed by NGT chairperson Swatanter Kumar said, “All construction activity in the entire Delhi-NCR is hereby prohibited. Construction of any kind will not be carried out by any person, private or the government.”

Further, the green panel said, “We direct that there should be sprinkling of water wherever the PM 10 is found in excess of 600. There should be regular cleaning of the roads after sprinkling, so that the particulate matter doesn’t rise again.”

The Tribunal has also banned the plying of trucks which carry construction material like sand and cement, within the capital.

Additionally it has asked the states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan to ensure that crop residue is not burnt and has asked the respective governments to provide enough incentives to the farmers.

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