'Anti-Dust Operation' begins in Delhi, fine up to Rs 5 lakh for breaking rules
'Anti-Dust Operation' begins in Delhi, fine up to Rs 5 lakh for breaking rules

New Delhi: The Arvind Kejriwal government has geared up regarding pollution in the national capital Delhi between winter and Diwali. Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai has started a month-long 'Anti Dust Operation' to fight pollution at construction sites, which will run from 6 October to 6 November. The operation was carried out to monitor the compliance of measures against pollution at construction sites. 

Under the 'Anti Dust Operation', 14 rules will have to be followed at the construction sites. Rai has informed that to check the compliance of these rules, teams of 12 different departments will inspect all the places in Delhi. This includes 33 teams of DPCC, 165 of the Revenue Department, and 300 teams of the Municipal Corporation. Strict action will be taken for non-compliance with these rules. In which there is also a provision from fines to the closure of construction sites.

Let us tell you that under 'Anti Dust Operation', 14 rules are applicable on construction sites. As per the rules, one anti-smog gun will have to be installed on construction sites larger than 5,000 sqm, two such guns larger than 10,000 sqm and three anti-smog guns on sites larger than 15,000 sqm. Similarly, four anti-smog guns will be installed on sites larger than 20,000 sqm. The Environment Minister has said that fines ranging from 10 thousand to 5 lakh can also be imposed on those violating the 14-point rules. 

Along with this, construction sites can also be closed. He said that if anyone sees dust pollution and non-compliance with rules at construction sites around him, then he can take photos and post them on the Green Delhi mobile app. It will be investigated and action will be taken.

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