There’s a bad news for party lovers of New Delhi. 22 bars and restaurants in New Delhi’s popular Hauz Khas area have been sealed by the Delhi government for violation of pollution-control laws. In a joint operation conducted on Saturday by the Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM), Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) and Delhi Police, these eateries have been shut down in violation of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act after DPCC’s order.
According to the reports, the restaurants were sealed under section 33A of Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, and Section 31A of Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1981.
As informed by Ramchandra Shingare, SDM Hauz Khas, the DPCC had inspected that loopholes were found with regard to pollution in the sealed establishments and show cause notices were served to them regarding this earlier.These establishments did not have consent to operate certificates.
These are the restaurants which have been sealed by Delhi government.
The SDM said, "15 days' time was given to them, but no reply was received by us in regard to the show cause notices and they did not compile with the directions given."
Previously, the Delhi High Court had said that the Hauz Khas village in South Delhi is a ticking time bomb. It also warned the owners of restaurant association that they will not be spared if any unfortunate incident takes place in the area and also accused them of creating health hazards.
(With ANI Inputs)