Delhi: DPCC to impose fines if diesel generator sets don’t meet sound and noise emission norms

Publish on September 28, 2021     Source: The Times of India

NEW DELHI: Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) will impose fines against the violators under Air (Prevention and Control of pollution) Act 1981 ahead of the winter season once the deadline for installing an emission control device in diesel generator sets with a capacity of 125kVA and above gets over in October. DPCC has said if any commercial establishment, housing society or banquet hall has failed to install the device, they should raise the issue on the Green Delhi app.“The air pollution caused by DG sets has been a concern. The order was issued in July and the time period of 120 days ends in October,”

an official said. As Delhi’s air quality may start deteriorating from October 15, they will focus on DG sets in the winter, the official added.

The new compensation rules for violation of noise pollution has come into force and anyone flouting the guidelines can attract action, said an official. The violation regarding generator sets can lead to a fine of Rs 10,000 to Rs 1 lakh, depending on the size of the DG set, as per the new rules.

According to DPCC, the emission control device should have a minimum specified particulate matter capturing efficiency and must be tested at one of the five Central Pollution Control Board-recognised laboratories.

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