Delhi Metro|NGT imposes fine Rs.2.5 Lakh on DMRC for construction violations

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New Delhi: Complying with a National Green Tribunal (NGT) order, South MCD on Wednesday fined Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) Rs 2.5 lakh for violations of the tribunal’s orders at five of its construction sites here.

“In compliance with the orders passed by NGT, the building department of central zone conducted a special survey at five construction sites of DMRC, including two at Lajpat Nagar, and one each at South Extension, Okhla Village and Abu Fazal Enclave and imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on each site,” said PRO of South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), Mukesh Yadav.

“As per the orders of NGT, the South MCD has been taking action against the builders and agencies flouting the tribunal’s order and causing pollution by not taking proper steps to check dust pollution and leaving debris at construction sites,” he said.

When contacted, a DMRC official said it “has not yet received any challan in this regard from South MCD”.

The official added that “all (DMRC) construction sites are barricaded and construction materials are kept within the barricaded area only”.

The building department of central zone has also issued 132 fines of Rs 50,000 each against other violators in the Greater Kailash, East of Kailash, Defence Colony, Lajpat Nagar, Nizamuddin, Govindpuri, Badarpur, Bhogal, Jangpura, NDSE, Kalkaji and Kotla Mubarakpur areas, he said.

It has also demolished 50 properties and sealed four other properties for unauthorised construction and installation of illegal cell-towers, he added.

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