The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has shut down 30 illegal vehicle scrapping units in outer Delhi for causing air pollution, said officials.
“These units were illegally scrapping cars, mini tempos, and even trucks. They did not have any mandatory permission from the DPCC and Transport Department to operate the units,” a DPCC official said.
The official added that the units were causing air pollution due to fumes from dismantling the vehicles using gas cutters and there was also oil and chemical spillage, which further pollutes the environment. “They were mostly small units and did not have any waste water treatment facility and did not dispose of the oil properly. Also, they were not operating in an industrial area and will not be allowed to open again,” the official said
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