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Supreme Court Re-Imposes Construction Ban In Delhi

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The Supreme Court on Thursday re-imposed the ban on construction activities in Delhi.

The apex Court has directed the states to pay to the affected workers from the funds collected as labour cess for the period, during which such activities are prohibited.

A special bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana, in an interim order uploaded Wednesday night, also directed the Commission for Air Quality Management in the NCR and adjoining areas to "commission a scientific study of air quality based on available data of previous years bearing upon recorded levels of air pollution".

"We direct that instead of waiting for the air quality to deteriorate before initiating action under the graded response plan, necessary measures must be put into place in anticipation of a deterioration of air quality. For this purpose, it is necessary for the commission to engage expert agencies with domain knowledge in meteorological data and statistical modelling," said the bench which also comprised justices D Y Chandrachud and Surya Kant.