Delhi Environment Department directs to stop the usage of Electricity Generator set run on diesel/ petrol/ kerosene till 28th February 2017

Delhi Environment Department directs to stop the usage of Electricity Generator set run on diesel/ petrol/ kerosene till 28th February 2017

February 7, 2017 EHS 0

In exercise of the powers conferred under Section 31 (A) of Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act 1981 read with Rule 20A (6) of the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) (Union Territories) Rules, Act, 1983, the Department of Environment, Govt. of NCT Delhi (“Department”) has issued a direction dated 31/01/ 2017 relating to usage of Electricity Generator set run on diesel/ petrol/ kerosene.

The Department has directed all the Authorities (Govt. or private) / person/Officer in Delhi, to stop the use of Electricity Generator set run on diesel/ petrol/ kerosene till 28th February 2017.

However, Electricity Generator set run on diesel/ petrol/ kerosene can be used for essential services such as medical purpose, elevators (lifts) & escalator, due to the high levels of air pollution particularly PM10 & PM 2.5 levels in Delhi.

In case of non-compliance of the above direction, provisions action contained in Section 37 of the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act 1981 will be initiated against all defaulters.

Source Department of Environment, Govt of NCT Delhi

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