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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.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: October 27, 2018 2:34:17 am
pragati maidan, pagati maidan skywalk, under construction project at Pragati maidan, development project, environmental clearance, ngt, dpcc, delhi environment, delhi air pollution, delhi pollution, delhi environment news, indian express 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.

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