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Dust Pollution: Lt Guv orders to stop all civil construction activities in Delhi

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

on Thursday ordered to stop all civil construction activities across the capital from June 15 to 17 as part of emergency measures to bring down the severe

The decision came after chaired an emergency meeting in view of severe

of Environment (Prevention and Control) Authority, Bhure Lal informed to that levels have reached severe category in the capital which is mainly due to wind blowing from western parts of the country.

Bhure Lal further informed that he has already sent an advisory to the of stressing the need of water sprinkling water to control dust pollution and monitoring of construction sites.

Meanwhile, took to and said "Held emergency meeting in view of severe dust pollution in with Hon Min @ImranHussaain & officials. Emergency measures like stoppage of all civil construction activities till 17th June. More monitoring by agencies like NHAI, DMRC, MCDs, & NBCC etc. for ensuring compliance (sic),"

"Massive afforestation drive from 15 July-15 Sept. across will be undertaken. Residents' participation is welcome. Information about procurement of saplings, identified areas for plantation activities etc. can be obtained from Forest Deptt, GNCTD. Green Delhi our common goal," Lt. Governor's second tweet said.

After detailed deliberations on the current situation, following directions were issued:

- Municipal Corporations, and other construction agencies to enforce it. Agencies engaged in construction activities like DMRC, NBCC, NHAI, etc. shall strictly enforce at their respective construction sites.

-and to intensify mechanical road sweepings, sprinkling of non-potable water at central verges and roadsides and stop brooming activity on main roads.

-Municipal Corporations, DDA and SDMs to strictly enforce prohibition on open burning of garbage, and leaves etc.

-Municipal Corporations, and to impose fine and penalties on all road construction agencies and contractors, where there are inadequate

BhureLal also emphasized that there is a need of continuous monitoring by all agencies and vigilant action is needed in this emergency hour.

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 21:24 IST