Delhi govt to issue notices to CPWD for carrying out work at Central Vista project site despite ban

Central vista, CPWD

NEW DELHI, INDIA - MAY 12: New sign boards prohibiting videography and photography have been put up along with barricades near the India Gate lawns where work is underway on the Central Vista Redevelopment Project on May 12, 2021 in New Delhi, India. The Central Vista Project envisages redeveloping Central Vista as a world-class public space, restoring its grandeur as an architectural icon, housing modern facilities for the efficient functioning of the administration, strengthening cultural institutions and commemorating the 75th year of Indian Independence. (Photo by Arvind Yadav/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

The Delhi government will issue notices to the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) for carrying out construction work at the Central Vista project site despite a ban and violating dust control norms, Environment Minister Gopal Rai said on Wednesday.

We had been receiving a lot of calls regarding work being carried out at the Central Vista project site despite a ban on construction and demolition activities. During an inspection, we found that it was indeed true, Rai said.

We will ask the Delhi Pollution Control Committee to issue a notice to the CPWD, asking it the reason for continuing the construction work despite restrictions in view of air pollution, he said.

Rai said a separate notice will be issued to the agency for violating dust pollution control norms at the site.

The Delhi government had earlier said the ban on construction and demolition activities in the capital will continue till further orders in view of the high air pollution levels.

(Cover: Getty)

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