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Pollution Body Asked To Serve 'Show-Cause' To Parsvnath Developers Over Violation Of Norms

A month-long anti-dust campaign to check compliance of pollution norms at construction sites was launched in Delhi on Thursday and 586 teams have been formed for their enforcement.

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DPCC has been asked to issue a show-cause notice to real estate company (Image: Getty Images)

The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has been asked to issue a show-cause notice to real estate company Parsvnath Developers Limited for "flouting pollution-related guidelines" at a construction site in Khyber Pass near Civil Lines, Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai said on Friday.

Rai, who was on a visit to the construction site as a part of the government’s anti-dust campaign, said that the firm was found in violation of several guidelines, and was found to have kept only one anti-smog gun instead of four, that too outside the construction site.

Rai said that the construction work will remain halted until the real estate company abides by all the 14-point guidelines.

"Installation of wind breaking walls of appropriate height around the periphery of the construction site and tarpaulin or green net on scaffolding around the area under construction and the building is a must. This construction site did not abide by that guideline too," he said.

A month-long anti-dust campaign to check compliance of pollution norms at construction sites was launched in Delhi on Thursday and 586 teams have been formed for their enforcement. The Delhi government has also issued a 14-point guideline that every construction company or agency will have to follow at its sites in the National Capital Region (NCR).

"At least 8 out of 14 norms were violated by the Parsvnath Developers real estate company at the Khyber Pass construction area. Only one anti-smog gun has been stationed here, that too outside the area of the construction site. I have asked the DPCC to issue them a show-cause notice," the Delhi Minister said.

According to the guidelines, construction sites larger than 5,000 sqm will have to deploy one anti-smog gun, those larger than 10,000 sqm should have two such guns, and sites larger than 15,000 sqm will have to keep three anti-smog guns. Sites larger than 20,000 sqm will have to engage four anti-smog guns to combat dust pollution.

(With PTI inputs)

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