The Commissioner of Municipal Corporation of Gurugram, Amit Khatri on Thursday said that burning of any kind of garbage is punishable offense and there is a provision of challan as well. He said that police case will be filed against the persons who violate the environment norms.
Despite the ban and heavy penalty, burning of garbage is a common sight across the city. The rampant burning causes pollution in the environment. People are getting susceptible to many types of diseases related to eyes and lungs.
The MCG has taken a series of measures as per the instructions of the Environmental Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA), to ensure compliance of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP).
So far, the agency has imposed fine worth Rs 1,70,700 against 78 violators for non-compliance of GRAP. Nine people were fined Rs 31,500 for dumping construction and demolition waste. Rs 49,700 was fined against 14 people for keeping the building material without cover.
Rs 78,500 was fined on 52 people for usage of single-use plastic and two people were issued challan worth Rs 10,000 for burning coal and wood in Tandoor.
The civic agency is doing a round the clock job in order to check the pollution level in city through various measures including mechanized road sweeping and spraying of water to prevent dust from blowing.
According to Additional MCG Commissioner Surendra Singh, the teams of MCG are continuously monitoring the situation and keeping a strict vigil on those who are doing pollution-enhancing activities.
He said, “Challans are being made against those who violate the GRAP. We have formed special teams to control open burning at night. These teams are visiting the area at night and according to the rules, challan were issued and a case was also filed against them.”