Delhi Govt seals 92 construction sites for violating anti-pollution norms

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New Delhi, Nov 6 : As many as 92 construction sites have been sealed after flouting anti-dust pollution norms, Environment Minister Gopal Rai said on Saturday.

Meanwhile, 114 tankers are deployed to sprinkle water on the roads so that remains settled on the surface, he said adding that smog guns have been installed on a large scale across Delhi.

“Kejriwal government is taking concrete steps to control increased pollution levels in Delhi post-Diwali,” Rai stated.

The Environment Minister expressed worry over increased incidents of stubble burning in the neighbouring states and defiance to the ban on cracker bursting on purpose.

“Incidents of stubble burning are increasing in neighbouring states. About 3,500 incidents of stubble burning were reported yesterday and about 4,000 incidents were reported today.

“According to the reports received, stubble burning is the highest in Punjab followed by Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. It is expected that there will be some improvement in air pollution in the next one or two days.

However, if the incidents keep on rising, its effect will be visible on Delhi atmosphere as well,” Rai said.

Meanwhile, on the issue of cracker bursting reported in multiple localities in Delhi despite being banned on Diwali, the minister alleged Bharatiya Janta Party for encouraging people to defy the ban.

“The people of Bharatiya Janata Party are publicly saying that it was wrong to ban firecrackers. The BJP people themselves are shouting that we are in favour of bursting crackers. No other proof is needed for this,” he said.

Rai also noted that Delhi Police should have taken action against those who burst firecrackers on Diwali.


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