Delhi contractors fined Rs 50,000 each for dust pollution (Recasting headline)

New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) The Delhi government on Saturday imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 each on the contractors at two under-construction sites for violation of environmental rules, as the city struggled with ‘very poor’ quality air.

Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain found the violations during a surprise inspection.

“Inspected two under-construction sites at DDU (Deen Dayal Upadhyaya) Marg and found that gross violation of environmental rules regarding dust pollution was taking place. The administrative officers present with me at the site issued challan of Rs 50,000 each on both contractors,” he tweeted.

The national capital has witnessed ‘very poor’ air quality since Monday.


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