NEW DELHI: State-owned construction firm NBCC has directed its contractors not to use open trucks and transport building materials only in steel containers, as part of efforts to reduce dust pollution.

NBCC has come up with new guidelines for contractors to curb air pollution at its projects, CMD Anoop Kumar Mittal said Thursday. “No open trucks will be allowed on our projects. All building materials as well as wastages will be transported in steel containers.”

The contractors have been asked to comply with the guidelines in a month.

“We will also have steel structures and not brick and mortar so that there is least dust pollution,” Mittal said.

Construction works have been banned in the national capital from November 1-10 in view of rising air pollution.

NBCC — which has an order book worth Rs 80,000 crore — has directed that transportation of sand, grit, cement and other construction materials would only be in permanently closed vehicles covered by tarpaulin sheets.

The transportation and storage of cement and fly ash would be in closed silos, besides absolute prohibition of grinding and cutting of building materials, as per guidelines.

Sprinkling of water, using black top for paving the roads leading to construction site, washing of truck tyres in addition to controlling the speed limit of the vehicle and proper barricading at project site as per CPCB norms are among the other directions.

NBCC has also designated officials to monitor strict compliance.


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