Remove construction debris in 3 days or pay hefty fine, says Noida Authority

By Nanda Das
Photo: Samrat Roy
Posted: Mar 29, 2019

In order to make the city clean and provide proper waste management, Noida authority has issued a fresh mandate to remove the construction debris. According to the new regulation, the waste material from a particular area should be kept covered and picked up within three days during the execution of the work. 

On average, Noida generates around 250 to 300 tonnes of construction waste daily. And these debris is simply left on the roadsides, pulling down the city’s air quality even further. The Noida Authority has also hired a private agency to look into the matter and want to rectify the problem soon. 

These steps have been taken after the residents of Noida took to Twitter to share the problems they had been facing because of the construction debris thrown randomly on the road. All the tweets also had images of the area. 

“We have received a lot of complaints from the people especially those who are living in high rise societies. Generally, construction work happens inside or outside their society and after that none of the builders take the pain of removing the waste from those areas, creating a nuisance for the residents. Many accidents have also happened because of these waste piled up in an area. It also makes the air unhealthy to breathe,” told SC Gupta, Senior Manager, Work Circle-3, Noida Authority. 

Initially, Noida Authority wanted to install the plant on a plot in Sector 85, but had to abandon the idea owing to opposition from villagers and residents, who felt it was not the right way to treat the construction waste. 

Gupta also mentioned that the ones, who won't follow the new rule of removing the debris, will have to pay a minimum fine of Rs 10,000 to Rs 50,000 depending upon the quantity of the waste. 

Netizens welcomed this decision of the authority, calling it “appreciable” and “much needed move.”

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