As a result of no action of NBCC on the SDMC reminders, The Supreme Court-mandated EPCA has confirmed with TFT that the work at Pragati Maidan had been stopped. Sunita Narain, EPCA member and Director General If CSS informer “ Our understanding is that the construction activity was stopped due to no action being initiated on the part of NBCC, even after reminders by SDMC. She added “ We are only in the first stage of GRAP, which includes strict enforcement of dust-control measures, and while stopping of construction activity is not required, agencies can do that if a site violates the norms repeatedly.

“We have received multiple complaints that dust norms are not being followed by NBCC despite the assurances”.Narain said.