New Delhi: After the Delhi Pollution Committee recorded a 1/3rd fall in the particulate matter (PM) 10 levels and 1/4th fall in PM 2.5 levels, Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on Tuesday lifted the ban imposed on construction and demolition activities in the city, in the second review meeting held today.
"In view of the loss of income to daily wage labourers and the labouring class, ban on construction/demolition to be lifted forthwith," said that Raj Bhawan statement, however, it was directed that the DPCC guidelines for minimizing dust in construction sites must be strictly adhered to.
The Special Commissioner of police, Traffic informed that following his order, construction work was stopped at 539 sites and 29 cases were registered by the department.
Over 1.5 crores revenue was generated from the violators of construction/demolition activities in the last one week.
While there has been no respite on the use of firecrackers and diesel generating sets, trucks will only be allowed to enter the national capital after 12 midnight till 31st of January 2017.
Delhi Heath Minister Satyendra Jain, Environment and Forst Minister Imran Hussain, Delhi Police and representatives from all the three MCDs attended the meeting.
Earlier on November 7th, Jung had held an emergency review meet after the air quality in the national capital touched an alarming 999 micrograms of particulate matter per cubic meter in some, which is more than 15-16 times the limit considered safe.