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Air Pollution: Book builders if stop-work notice ignored, BMC chief IS Chahal tells squads
The BMC chief in Mumbai has directed squads to file FIRs against developers who refuse to follow air pollution mitigation measures. Stop-work notices have been issued to construction sites that fail to comply with the regulations. The squads are accompanied by police personnel and will file FIRs against the developers if work continues despite the notices. The BMC has already issued 334 stop-work notices to various construction sites. Common violations include not carrying out activities in enclosed areas, not sprinkling water to settle dust, and carrying uncovered debris. The BMC is also washing roads daily as part of pollution control measures.
Thane: Ulhasnagar civic body issues notices to 190 constructions sites
The Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation (UMC) in Maharashtra’s Thane district has issued notices to 190 construction sites to address air pollution concerns. The UMC has warned of stop-work notices and sealing of construction sites if they are found to be violating pollution norms. Additionally, the UMC commissioner held a meeting and formed teams to enforce the high court order on restricting the bursting of firecrackers between 8 pm to 10 pm. FIRs were filed against 49 individuals for violating the order.
MMRDA’s ‘Special 23’ to check if Metro sites toe BMC norms
The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has established a 23-member squad to oversee construction activities, including road projects and Metro sites, to ensure compliance with pollution mitigation guidelines. The team will monitor the height of barricades at Metro projects, removal of debris, and the sprinkling of water during excavation. They will also ensure that median stones are painted with yellow and black strips and that all completed or ongoing projects are well-lit. Another team will visit the sites weekly to assess compliance and submit reports. The MMRDA is implementing dust mitigation measures, including the use of water sprinklers and covering vehicles carrying excavated earth.