70 Mumbai real estate projects get stop-work notices, 370 warned for air pollution guidelines violations

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) authorities have issued stop-work notices to nearly 70 real estate projects, while 370 others have received precautionary warnings for non-compliance with air pollution guidelines introduced in October 2023 to address deteriorating air quality, as reported by MoneyControl.

Real estate developers argue that a scarcity of essential items required for adherence to pollution guidelines is a significant challenge, urging government intervention. Keval Valambhia, COO of the Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India-Maharashtra Chamber of Housing Industry (CREDAI-MCHI), stated, “While we are committed to complying with guidelines, we request government authorities to intervene as there is an acute shortage of several items required by us to follow the guidelines.” (Moneycontrol)


He highlighted shortages in items like green nets and smog guns, which are reportedly being sold at a premium of 200 to 300 percent. Valambhia emphasized the need for authorities to support developers contributing significantly to the nation’s GDP.

The BMC’s guidelines issued in October this year targeted 6,000 construction sites, emphasizing dust and air pollution control measures. The installation of sprinkler systems and regular misting during construction became mandatory.

Construction sites failing to comply with guidelines issued by BMC last month will receive stop-work notices from enforcement squads. The notices come with a clear directive for immediate adherence to the prescribed norms.