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YEIDA gets District magistrate’s notice over dust at project sites

NOIDA: The district magistrate of Gautam Budh Nagar has issued a show-cause realize to the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) for massive lapses in dust-mitigation norms at its construction websites. This was once after the state air pollution control board apprised the administration of the violations.
“Investigations were carried out that delivered to fore gross violation of air pollution control norms as in keeping with Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP). A show-cause realize has been served on YEIDA. The Authority could be prosecuted depending on its response,” district magistrate BN Singh informed NewsTread on Tuesday.

The motion comes as air quality in Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad slipped to near-severe levels on Tuesday, with Ghaziabad falling in need of the 400-mark by way of 7 notches. All the 3 towns reported AQI over 300 right through the day and it would get worse within the subsequent two days, in line with the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB).

Officials of UPPCB said they found huge lapses in grime control norms within the region. “Initially complaints were received by way of us after which inspection was once carried out. We discovered all violations being carried out by way of a YEIDA dealer and reported the similar to the district administration,” an legit said.

According to the UPPCB officers, no grime control measures were taken at the ongoing construction of street between Rabupura and Bhaipur in Yamuna Expressway region.

Meanwhile, the air pollution control division said about 50% fines secured over remaining year were redeemed from violators up to now. “We’ve over the past few weeks imposed fines ranging from Rs five,000 to Rs 25,000 at a couple of places the place construction paintings is being carried out. Imposition of fines is a way to keep violations in check,” Anil Singh, regional officer, UPPCB, Noida, said.

Despite repeated attempts, YEIDA officers may just no longer be contacted.

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