Air Pollution: The Gurugram administration in the order said that the burning of waste materials, such as garbage, leaves, plastic, and rubber, has been strictly prohibited in all areas.
New Delhi: As the air quality in the region further deteriorated, authorities in Gurugram, Noida and other NCR regions ramped up strict measures to curb the pollution. As part of their efforts, the Gurugram District Magistrate issued an order under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Act, 1973 to combat air pollution in Gurugram.
The administration in the order said that the burning of waste materials, such as garbage, leaves, plastic, and rubber, has been strictly prohibited in all areas of Gurugram, news agency ANI reported.
According to the order, individuals, groups or entities found to be in violation of this order shall be penalised in accordance with the relevant provisions of the law.
Measure Taken in Noida, Greater Noida
In an order, the Gautam Buddh Nagar administration said it will strictly ensure compliance with the anti-pollution body’s orders and impose ban on construction activities across Noida and Greater Noida, among others.
“The ban will not be on exempted essential works but only on those where applicable,” District Magistrate Manish Kumar Verma was quoted by news agency PTI as saying.
“All construction activities except those exempted by the CAQM (Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM)) will be strictly banned and other guidelines of the GRAP (Graded Response Action Plan) will be strictly enforced in the district,” Verma told PTI.
On closure of physical classes up to class 5 in schools, the DM said the rule is not binding on institutes. However, he added that the administration will issue an advisory for switching to online classes in the coming days once it goes through the details of the order.
In the meantime, the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board’s regional officer (Noida) Utsav Sharma said on Thursday evening that CAQM’s provisions under GRAP III have been invoked in the region.
The actions under the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) include measures like banning certain industrial activities, road rationing and traffic diversions for heavy vehicles and controlling construction dust.