The environment department has issued guidelines that any goods vehicle proposed to be used for carrying construction and demolition (C&D) waste should be fitted with GPS to enable live monitoring by the civic agency.
Only CNG-based vehicles will be allowed to carry C&D waste and a camera should be fitted in the rear portion of the vehicle. The recording of a minimum of seven days should be preserved for random checking by enforcement agencies.
The guidelines have been issued in the wake of diesel goods vehicles with national permits being used for disposal of C&D waste in Delhi, which contributes to air pollution.
According to the guidelines, in case a vehicle is found stopped/parked at an undesignated place, the penalty will be collected from the vehicle owner by the transport department.
All the vehicles being used for collection and disposal of C&D waste will require registration from the civic body concerned. The civic bodies will also have to geo-fence these vehicles to ensure that they do not stray into non-designated areas.
“If the vehicles are found to be dumping waste in non-designated areas, it will be treated as a violation and the offenders will have to pay the environmental penalty. This will be in addition to the requisite action taken against the violators under the relevant statute,” said an official of the environment department.