NEW DELHI: The East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) issued 538 challans for violations of construction and dust between November 1 and November 11, and collected Rs. 5.82 crore in fines.
The Environment Pollution (Prevention & Control) Authority (EPCA) called for a ban on all construction activities in the city from November 1 to November 11.
The Air Quality Index (AQI) in the city dropped during this period, reaching hazardous levels on November 7 on the occasion of Diwali.
Of the total, 232 challans were issued in Shahdara(North Zone) and 306 in Shahdara(South zone).
Apart from fines for violation of construction ban, the EDMC also issued 123 challans for burning of garbage and 122 challans for violations of National Green Tribunal guidelines on pollution.