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Delhi panel to check unauthorised constructions

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung on Friday set up a committee of three Municipal Commissioners to work out a comprehensive plan to ensure cleanliness and check unauthorised constructions in the national capital.

The L-G has asked the committee to submit its report to him by December 2.

The decision was taken at a review meeting on air pollution in

"All three Municipal Commissioners were asked to hold meetings on air pollution every month and also work out a plan to regulate entry of construction materials in their respective areas," an L-G office statement said.

Jung also directed the three Municipal Corporations as well as police to ensure that Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) guidelines are followed during ongoing construction and penalise violators.

The Lt. Governor was told that as per the directions of the Supreme Court, High Court and National Green Tribunal, a Central Monitoring Committee led by Secretary in the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change as well as a State-Level Committee headed by the Chief Secretary has been constituted and regular meetings held at both levels.

Delhi's Public Works Department Secretary informed the meeting that eight of the 17 U-turns have been made operational at the borders to prevent non-destined vehicles from entering the national capital.

--IANS

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