Hussain flags ‘violations’ at Pragati Maidanhttps://indianexpress.com/article/cities/delhi/hussain-flags-violations-at-pragati-maidan-5420605/

Hussain flags ‘violations’ at Pragati Maidan

The violations were found during a surprise inspection led by Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain with SDM (south), Delhi Police personnel and officials of SDMC, PWD and DPCC.

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Under construction skywalk at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi on Saturday. (Express photo by Praveen Khanna)

Two days after the NGT cleared the project, the Delhi government Friday found “blatant dust control norm violations” at the Pragati Maidan redevelopment site and directed the Delhi pollution control committee (DPCC) to act against the violating agencies.

The violations were found during a surprise inspection led by Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain with SDM (south), Delhi Police personnel and officials of SDMC, PWD and DPCC.

This assumes significance as the petitioners opposed to the environmental clearance have claimed the NGT dismissed their plea despite the fact that the project commenced and continues to come up in violation of provisions of the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 and the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974.