Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya: Various bodies such as, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) developers were given a fine to the approximation of Rs. 9.31 lakh from the Ghaziabad District Administration for allegedly violating construction site norms and causing air pollution.
According to the officials, NHAI received a fine for not adhering to construction site norms at the Delhi-Meerut Expressway site while the DMRC was fined for alleged violations at the Arthala site. And so the DMRC is present in taking up the construction on the 9.41km metro network in Ghaziabad.
District officials said that checks have begun at various sites in the approaching winter season and authorities have already been asked to prepare plans to tackle air pollution.
Ritu Maheshwari, district magistrate, said, “We held a meeting recently and specifically asked these agencies to curb pollution at their sites. We will continue with checks and impose fines if they violate the directions of the National Green Tribunal. The NHAI has been fined Rs 2.5 lakh while a fine of Rs 50,000 was levied on the DMRC”.