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After NGT orders, NOIDA fines 42 construction sites violating green norms; more on the anvil

After NGT orders, NOIDA fines 42 construction  sites violating green norms; more on the anvil
Soon after the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) orders, the Noida Authority has initiated a drive against those found violating the green court’s norms. 

The Noida Authority fined 11 builders and two schools of Rs 50,000 each after they were found violating NGT’s norms. The Authority has also warned the builders of further strict actions and if they continue to violate construction norms, their sites will definitely be seized.

The NGT ordered district authorities and pollution control boards to regularly monitor the construction sites and areas. The authority in the past three days have fined over 42 builder sites for violating the norms while two private companies have been fined Rs 14,000 and Rs 5,000 respectively for allegedly flouting pollution norms set by the National Green Tribunal.

The Noida Authority has levied a fine of Rs 50,000 each on 11 builders and under-construction Panosis School & Sapphire School in Sector 70. The fine has been imposed for not keeping the construction materials uncovered due to which dust particles spread after the air blows. The authority has also asked them to pay the amount within seven days.

The developers fined by the Noida Authority include Civitech Stadia, Sector 79, Gaur Sport Wood, Sector 79, Unitech limited, Sector 117, Mahagun, Sector 79, Sunshine Solaris, Sector 79, R G Residency, Sector 119, Eldeco infrastructure and project limited, Sector 119 and two projects of Unnati Fortune and Holdings Limited, Sector 119.

Apart from this, the Greater Noida Authority also slapped two builders with a heavy fine of Rs five lakh each for violating NGT construction norms. Earthcon and Purvanchal builders of Sector chi-phi have been penalised for not obeying the construction norms which include properly covering the construction site and material with green tarpaulin sheets, sprinkling water on the surrounding roads, stopping dust particles from hovering in the air. 

The authority also closed the RMC plants of around eight builders including Amrapali builders. Apart from this, two traders have been fined Rs 5,000 each for keeping building materials open outside their shops.
Greater Noida Authority CEO, Deepak Agarwal said: “We are regularly conducting inspections of the construction sites. Developers violating construction norms and spreading pollution and dust will not be spared. Stricter actions will be taken against those who will be found doing repeated violations.”
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