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Supreme Court bans construction work in Delhi-NCR

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Supreme Court bans construction work in Delhi-NCR

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The Supreme Court has again banned construction activities in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) in view of the stifling air. The court directed the states to pay maintenance to the workers out of the amount collected as labor cess during the period of suspension of construction activities.

The interim order of a special bench of Chief Justice NV Ramana, Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice Surya Kant was uploaded on Wednesday night. In this, the bench directed the Commission for Air Quality Management in NCR and adjoining areas (Commission for Air Quality Management in the NCR and adjoining areas) to “make air quality assessment based on the available data of previous years on recorded levels of air pollution”. Make a scientific study of

“We direct that before initiating action under the Graded Response Plan, necessary steps may be taken in view of the apprehension of worsening of air quality instead of waiting for further deterioration of air quality,” the bench said. For this, it is necessary that the Commission should engage the services of expert committees having knowledge of meteorological data and mathematical models.’

While directing the Commission on Pollution and the NCR states (Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan) to continue with the measures to check the rise in pollution, the bench reserved the decision to allow construction activities to start from November 22. kept.

“Meanwhile, as an interim measure and till further orders, we again put on hold construction activities in NCR, however, during this time construction related activities like plumbing, plumbing works, interior decoration, electrical works,” the court said in the order. Carpenter’s work which does not cause pollution can continue.

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“The labor cess collected for the welfare of the state construction sector workers during the period of suspension of construction activities shall be used for payment of subsistence allowance and for payment of wages notified under the Minimum Wages Act to the concerned category of workers,” the bench said. Do it for.’ The apex court, while fixing November 29 as the next date of hearing on the petition, meanwhile directed the central government, Delhi-NCR states and the commission to take appropriate steps to deal with the situation.

The bench on Wednesday asked why Delhiites should suffer the loss of very poor air quality. He said that precautionary measures should be taken even before the situation becomes very serious. The order was passed on a plea by a person named Aditya Dubey seeking immediate steps to improve the air quality in Delhi-NCR.

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