Govt agency, L&T and 9 others penalized for pollution in Gr Noida

Supreme Court-mandated panel, on Friday declared a public health emergency in the Delhi-NCR and banned construction activity till November 5.


Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL) and engineering major Larsen & Toubro (L&T) are among nine entities penalised for causing pollution by construction works in Greater Noida.

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A total penalty of Rs 5.25 lakh was slapped on the nine entities by the regional office of Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board amid a health emergency being declared in Delhi-NCR as pollution levels deteriorated to the “severe plus” category. DFCCIL, is a PSU run by the Ministry of Railways, and its contractor L&T were penalised for causing dust at a project site.