New Delhi, Feb. 15 -- The Supreme Court, on Friday, lifted the ban on construction and demolition activities in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) imposed since November 4, 2019.

A bench of justices Arun Mishra and Deepak Gupta told solicitor general Tushar Mehta, who was appearing for the Central government, that the order of November 4 is recalled.

Construction activities in Delhi and NCR had come to a halt after the Supreme Court (SC) in November 2019 ordered a ban on demolition and construction activities due to the deteriorating air quality in Delhi and its surrounding areas.

The apex court had said that if any construction activity takes place, the local administration, along with the municipal authorities, including the z...