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Gurgaon: MCG books four contractors for dumping construction waste illegally

The MCG has adopted strong measures to check C&D waste dumping and garbage burning in Gurgaon

gurgaon Updated: Oct 29, 2017 22:21 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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The four violators who were booked are contractors currently overseeing construction projects at sectors 27, 28, 29 and 44.(HT PHOTO)

Continuing with its crackdown on illegal dumping of construction and demolition waste, the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) booked four violators under the National Green Tribunal (NGT) Act on Sunday.

Following a meeting with officials of pollution control boards earlier this month, the MCG has adopted stringent measures against dumping of construction and demolition waste and burning of waste in the open.

The four violators who were booked are contractors currently overseeing construction projects at sectors 27, 28, 29 and 44.

According to MCG officials, the four violators were carrying C&D waste in tractors and dumping the same on government and public land. They were booked under the NGT Act and were imposed a fine of ₹10,000 each. They were let off with a warning, and in the event of another violation the fine will increase by 20%.

“The MCG has formed teams that are operating round the clock across the city to check for violations in the city, if any, and act against those involved. The pollution levels are expected to deteriorate in the coming months owing to stubble burning in northern India and the MCG is trying its best to curb violations of air control norms in the city,” SS Rohilla, public relations officer, MCG, said.

The MCG has demarcated four dumping sites in each zone, taking the total number of sites to 16.

Last week, three fines for illegal C&D waste dumping were issued by MCG officials near IFFCO Chowk Metro station and Kanhai village.

Read I Gurgaon: MCG to step up crackdown on construction waste, garbage burning in open

Earlier this month, after chairing a meeting attended by representatives of MCG, Environment Pollution (Prevention & Control) Authority (EPCA), Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) on measures for pollution control during winter, MCG Commissioner V Umashankar issued a list of directions to the civic body to rein in pollution.

The measures announced include asking residents’ welfare associations (RWAs) to provide heaters to all security guards for ensuring they do not burn coal or wood for keeping themselves warm during winter and add to air pollution.

Umashankar also announced formation of a nodal committee, comprising MCG officials and regional officers of the HSPCB, to monitor the implementation of measures to control pollution in the city.

First Published: Oct 29, 2017 22:21 IST