18 held in Gr Noida for flouting NGT orders

NOIDA: Eighteen other people have been arrested in Gautam Buddh Nagar's Greater Noida on Saturday for allegedly violating the National Green Tribunal's orders on checking air pollution, officials stated.

This is the first such action in Delhi-National Capital Region through which arrests have been made at building sites where material was discovered exposed and dust was blowing, they stated.

A crew of sub-divisional magistrate, Dadri, Anjani Kumar Singh, Police Circle Officer, Bisrakh, Nishank Sharma and officials of the Central Pollution Control Board carried out inspections at the building sites where mud was blowing in violation of the NGT orders, the district management stated.

"Eighteen people were arrested under section 151 CrPC and have been sent to jail," it stated in a observation.

The accused have been arrested from the sites of Galaxy Builders in Sector four, Town Central, PKS staff in Sector 16B, an below building Bharat Petroleum filling statuin reverse Ecotech 12 and an unlawful crushing/grinding unit from Sector -2 (Village Patwari), it stated.

Cases in opposition to them have been being initiated below the segment 151 CrPC, it added.

District magistrate, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Brajesh Narain Singh stated similar action would continue additional in opposition to those violating the information and orders of the Supreme Court, the central executive and the NGT.

"If we look at the air quality indicators, they are consistently in the 'poor' or the 'very poor' category and that seems to have become the new normal. We are making all efforts towards checking air pollution and improving air quality," he informed PTI.

Singh added that during compliance with the courtroom orders, 61 other people have been arrested in Gautam Buddh Nagar for bursting crackers during Diwali and thereby contributing to air pollution.

The NGT had last month ordered a temporary ban on building actions in Delhi-NCR within the wake of alarming air pollution state of affairs ahead of Diwali. The green panel had also directed that no building material be stored within the open even after the ban was lifted.Â

The SC had on November 26 directed the CPCB, State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) and government below the Graded Action Plan "to take immediate action for prosecution" in opposition to executive officials who've now not penalised polluters despite receiving complaint in opposition to them.
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