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MCG sealed three buildings for dumping construction waste illegally

The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) sealed three buildings in DLF-1 on Wednesday for illegally dumping construction waste (malba) near them.

On the basis of complaints from residents and inspections by MCG teams the construction and demolition (C&D) waste management wing of the corporation has also issued challans to 85 people for violation of C&D waste management norms this month .

A total of Rs 12 lakh has been collected in fines from 49 out of the 85 violators, MCG officials said. The wing has also seized vehicles being used to dump construction waste at unauthorised sites.

“MCG has empanelled two agencies for lifting of waste from construction sites and dumping it at designated sites. Residents who are constructing or demolishing any building may contact these agencies for proper disposal of waste,” said a senior MCG official.

The corporation has already released a list of 15 sites in four zones for dumping of C&D waste. These sites are located in Basai, Jail Road, Auto Chowk, Beri Chowk, Vyapar Sadan on Mehrauli Road, Golf Course Road and Wazirabad, among others, he added.

The MCG has already issued warnings that vehicles dumping C&D waste without authorisation will be seized under the Haryana Municipal Corporation Act, 1994, and violations will be considered as punishable offences. Action will be taken under the Environment Protection Act, 1986, and the Air (Pollution Prevention and Control) Act, 1981. Offences under these acts carry heavy fines and even imprisonment.

The C&D waste management wing was recently directed to ensure that action is carried out in case of violations of the air pollution norms for construction sites, including dust pollution and other environmental violations.


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