“In a bid to curb pollution in areas under its jurisdiction, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation has issued more than 3,000 challans this year for garbage burning and construction dust. The corporation has collected over Rs 2 crore in fines between January and May and has issued “strict directions” to field functionaries to act against defaulters. Over 1,100 challans have been issued for solid waste and garbage burning, of which 573 were in the corporation’s central zone, fetching over Rs 63 lakh as fines. The corporation also issued over 2,000 challans for construction activities and dust on roads.” The Indian Express

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Garbage burning, construction dust: Rs 2 crore collected so far this year as SDMC issues 3,000 challans