MUMBAI (Metro Rail News): J Kumar Infraprojects, working on the Mumbai Metro Line 3 Project has been issued a Stop-work notice by the authorities owing to the increasing pollution level in the dream city.
The notice has been issued to the concerned firm for not complying with the regulations stated and instructed by the authorities in the backdrop of increasing pollution in the city. The company failed to comply with air pollution mitigation measures at Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC).
J Kumar Infraprojects has been assigned with the contract of the Colabab-Bandra-Seepz line, for which the mid-section terminal station will come up near the ITO junction at BKC. A survey conducted by the Maharastra Pollution Control Board (MPCB), 5 days ago, across Mumbai city found 14 sites flouting the pollution control norms.
No mitigation Measures Adopted
Upon a visit, the officials noticed that the site, where J Kumar Infraprojects works, was neither barricaded nor covered with tarpaulin, green clothes or even jute sheets. Additionally, the workers on the site were not equipped with masks.
The company was already served an intimation notice listing out all mitigation measures to control pollution mad dust suspension in the air. Upon finding the concerned firm in negligence of its basic responsibilities under such a dire situation, the stop-work notice was issued.
The notice will be in effect till all the compliances are not fully met by the company on its construction site. Few extensions in the deadline can be allowed as long as the installation of Big machines is concerned but compliance of normal, compulsory and simple measures are to be enforced as soon as possible.
The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board has issued similar notices to other companies too. Other companies include major infra companies like L&T, ITD, NCC, Avighnaa, and Ahluwalia among others.
Mumbai Metro Line 3
The Mumbai Metro Line 3, also referred to as the Aqua Line is expected to run between Navy Nagar in the far south to Aarey depot in the North centre. It will be fostering metro accessibility & connectivity in Financial hubs like Colaba, BKC and Aarey.
It is a 33.5 Km-long line, also referred to as Aqua Line 3 or Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ line, which is also the first underground Metro Line of Mumbai.
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