After the complaints of residents living in nearby high rise societies, the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) on Wednesday ordered to stop the operations of ready-mix concrete (RMC) plant at Noida Extension.
The officials have also ordered to shift the RMC plant from the current spot. They have also informed the Greater Noida Authority about the order.
The RMC plant was operating on the plot of Galaxy builder.
When the complaint was made for the first time in March this year, a penalty of Rs 50,000 was imposed on the plant. The officials had directed to close the operations of the plant till the time they get permission.
However, the Galaxy builder had continued with the operations of the RMC plant.
When the officials received complaints for the third time, they ordered to shut down the operations.
The residents of nearby societies, such as Panchsheel Greens, Supertech Eco Village II and Ajnara Homes, were complaining about health hazards to newborn babies.
Vikas Kumar, a resident of Panchsheel Greens, said, “I received threat calls from few people to stop complaining about the plant. But, I ignored all the calls. There are more than 20,000 people living in the area and this plant had become a major problem. It was causing a lot of air pollution.”
An official of UPPCB said that they have already taken the action and sent the report to the Greater Noida Authority for further action. “It was illegally run by the builder as they did not take any permission from the UPPCB or Greater Noida Authority,” said official.