News By/Courtesy: Sumit Kumar Mishra | 18 Oct 2019 19:46pm IST

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  • NGT directs Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC)
  • Noise pollution in Dwarka
  • Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC)

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) to take action on a plea alleging noise pollution in the vicinity of a residential area in Dwarka Sector-3, New Delhi.

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel asked the DPCC to submit a detailed report within two months. The bench said. "Let the DPCC look into the matter, take appropriate action in accordance with the law and furnish a factual and action is taken report (ATR) in the matter within two months by e-mail."

The tribunal was hearing a plea filed by Dwarka-resident Sapna Mamtani and others seeking action against noise pollution being caused by Dwarka Gardens, Shanti Gardens and Delhi Public School in the residential area in and around Dwarka's Sector-3. The noise-free environment is a part of the fundamental right to life for the citizens, it said.

The tribunal has posted the matter for consideration on January 23, 2020. It had earlier rapped the police and the district administration over their action plan to check noise pollution and termed the ATR as "inaction report".   The tribunal had said violation of noise pollution norms is a criminal offence under Section 15 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986, apart from Sections 268/290/291 of the Indian Penal Code and it is the mandate of Delhi Police to enforce the law.

Delhi Police launches 2 helpline numbers to curb noise pollution and incidents of mob lynching. It had earlier rapped the police and the district administration over their action plan to check noise pollution and termed the ATR as "inaction report".

Section Editor: Prithvjjit Mukherjee | 18 Oct 2019 20:23pm IST


Tags : #NGTdirects(DPCC), #DelhiPollutionControlCommittee(DPCC)

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