New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday questioned the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)'s government and Delhi Pollution Control Committee to clarify their stands on waste burning and its management.
The NGT also asked the Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung's decision to lift a ban on demolition and construction work in the national capital.
On Tuesday, 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, L-G Jung lifted the ban imposed on construction and demolition activities in the city.
"In view of the loss of income to daily wage labourers and the labouring class, ban on construction/demolition to be lifted forthwith," said the Raj Bhawan in its statement, however, it was directed that the DPCC guidelines for minimizing dust in construction sites must be strictly adhered to.
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.
On November 7, 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.
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