Construction work in Greater Noida despite the EPCA ban; director of the real estate company arrested
NOIDA: A director of a real estate company was held on Saturday after the ban was allegedly violated on a site in, the first arrest after curbs These activities were imposed after an alarming increase in pollution, authorities said.
A Rs 5 lakh fine was also imposed on another group, Blue Walk Pathway, in Greater Noida (West), while the Gaurs group were notified for violating air pollution guidelines, officials said.
Construction was being carried out by builder Savior Green Arch at a project site in the Bisrakh area of the Great Noida, an official said.
The subdivision magistrate, Dadri, Rajeev Rai, said a joint inspection was conducted by officials of the regional office of the district administration and the district police.
Vinod Kumar, the director of Savior Green Arch, was arrested from the site and a case was filed against the group. Blue Walk Pathway received a fine of Rs 5 lakh for violating the guidelines of the National Green Court (NGT). Rai said.
Mahagun and Gaurs Group had a stone crushing plant and a mixing plant at the sites of their project and they were issued a notice seeking their explanation, failing what action would be taken against them, he told PTI.
He said the action has been taken in view of the alarming levels of air pollution in the region and to ensure strict implementation of the guidelines established by the Environmental Pollution Authority (Prevention and Control), a panel ordered by the Court Supreme
The EPCA on Friday declared a public health emergency in Delhi-NCR and banned construction activity until November 5. As pollution levels in the region fell into the most severe category, the panel also banned the outbreak of cookies during the winter season. .
The air quality index (AQI) in Gautam Buddh Nagar remained at more than 400, that is, in the severe category on Saturday.