The administration of DPCC has setup several teams of officials to launch an inspection drive throughout the city.
As winters are around the corner, the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has initiated action against authorities for non-compliance of pollution norms.
On Saturday, the DPCC imposed a fine of Rs 5 lakh on the government-run National Buildings Construction Company (NBCC) for failing to control dust at its construction site near World Health Organization (WHO) building at ITO in New Delhi.
The administration of the DPCC has organised several teams of officials to carry out an inspection drive across the city to ascertain compliance of the pollution norms.
“The DPCC has found huge construction material left lying uncovered in residential areas and digging work being carried out indiscriminately by the company with impunity,” read a press statement issued by the DPCC.
Disclosing that a fine of Rs 5 lakh was imposed on the NBCC, the occupier of the land, the said it was necessitated by the construction activities being carried.
A senior official of the DPCC was quoted as saying that the entire Delhi-NCR area has been put on alert to combat air pollution during winter.
The pollution control body also imposed a fine of Rs 5 lakh against a hotel project in Motia Khan near Deepak Memorial Hospital on Vikas Marg in East Delhi; ESIC Hospital and Medical College in Basai Darapur and Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute in Rohini.
The DPCC has issued an ultimatum to the violators to take corrective measures within three days, failing which, the construction work would be stopped forthwith and prosecution initiated.