929 vehicles fined for dumping on Yamuna floodplains

Thick layers of toxic foam and garbage over Yamuna Photo: Getty Images

The Delhi Development Authority (DDMA) imposed a fine of Rs 2.41 crore on 929 vehicles over the last four years for illegal dumping of construction or demolition debris and garbage, and unauthorised parking on the Yamuna floodplains.

According to latest data, the authority issued 610 challans in 2021, the maximum in the last four years. It issued 54 challans in 2020, 186 in 2019 and just one in 2018.

An environmental compensation of over Rs 2.41 crore was imposed on the violators, but only Rs 46.87 lakh has been recovered so far, as per this data. The National Green Tribunal had banned the dumping of garbage or construction or demolition debris on the Yamuna floodplain in 2015.

Anyone found violating the order is liable to pay environmental compensation up to Rs 50,000.

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