Today, the Supreme Court will hear the pollution issue in Delhi-NCR. The court has urged Delhi and neighbouring states to detail how well they have followed the pollution-control commission’s directives.
In reality, the court stated at the last hearing that the states were not obeying the commission’s directives. The court, in a show of firmness, stated that if this attitude persists, it will form an independent task force on its behalf. At the same time, the court has asked the Center for a statement regarding the Center’s construction activities in Central Vista.
Central government defends continuation of construction work in Central Vista
Let us notify you that the Central Government defended the continuance of building activities in Central Vista before the Supreme Court hearing today. He stated in the affidavit that the initiative is of national significance. During construction, pollution was reduced to a minimum. To reduce dust and smoke, all means such as smog guns and water spraying are used.
Delhi government will issue notice to Central Public Works Department
Despite the restriction, the Delhi government will issue a warning to the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) for breaking dust control laws while carrying out construction work in Central Vista. Gopal Rai, the Environment Minister, stated this on Wednesday.
Rai explained, “Despite the construction and demolition restriction, we’re getting a lot of requests about finishing the work on the Central Vista project site. We discovered that this is correct during our inquiry.” “We will request that the Delhi Pollution Control Committee send a notice to the CPWD inquiring about the grounds for the construction being carried out notwithstanding the restriction due to air pollution,” he added.
Rai stated that the agency will receive a second warning for violating dust pollution control guidelines at the construction site. Because of the high level of air pollution, the Delhi administration had previously said that building and demolition operations would be prohibited in the capital until additional instructions were issued.