Minister of Delhi government Gopal Rai said that the government will also deploy fire engines to sprinkle water in the polluted areas. He said that at present 521 water sprinklers, 223 anti-smog guns and 150 mobile anti-smog guns have been installed in Delhi.
New Delhi: Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai said on Saturday that his government has constituted 586 teams to oversee the ban imposed on construction work and demolition activities in the national capital in view of deteriorating air quality.
Rai said that according to experts, Delhi's air quality will reach the severe category due to favourable weather conditions. Therefore, the Air Quality Management Commission (CAQM) has directed the officials to implement the restrictions in the National Capital Region (NCR), including the ban on construction and demolition work under the third phase of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP). Includes installation.
"We have held meetings with all the construction agencies of the capital and concerned government departments, including the Public Works Department (PWD), Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), Railways, Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC)," the minister said. Are included. We have decided that construction work and demolition activities will be banned in the city.
He said that the government has developed a robust monitoring system to ensure compliance with the instructions and a total of 586 teams have been formed with the cooperation of officers of various departments. These teams will monitor the implementation of construction-demolition-related restrictions.
Rai also said that Anand Vihar and Vivek Vihar are in the category of consistently high pollution levels, which may be due to construction work related to the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS). Accordingly, we have directed the user agency to strictly follow the dust pollution control norms, he said. The government has deployed 15 anti-smog guns in the said areas, apart from seven water cannon tankers (water sprinklers) of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi.
Rai said that the government would also deploy fire tenders to sprinkle water in the polluted areas. He said that at present 521 water sprinklers, 223 anti-smog guns and 150 mobile anti-smog guns have been installed in Delhi.
Under the third phase of GRAP, officials have been asked to ban construction and demolition activities, but essential projects and non-polluting activities have been exempted, including plumbing, carpentry, interior decoration and electrical etc. Huh.
The ban will not apply to essential projects, including those for national security, defence, railways and metro rail, among others. The ban includes a ban on digging, boring, welding, loading and transportation of construction materials. Apart from this, the transportation of raw materials including fly ash has been banned and the movement of vehicles on the unpaved road is banned.
Laying of sewer lines, Operation of batching plants, Laying of water pipes, Drain related works, Cutting and laying of tiles, Stone and other flooring materials, Grinding activities, Waterproofing works, Road construction including pavements and many other activities has been banned.
Mining-related activities have also been banned across the NCR, including brick kilns, other plants and stone-crushing plants that do not operate on clean fuel. He said, in industrial areas where there is no supply of piped natural gas (PNG) infrastructure, industries that do not use the approved fuel can operate only five days a week.