Thursday, 14 December, 2017

NGT permits AP to go ahead with work on Amaravati

Delhi pollution Delhi Pollution NGT permits trucks to enter Capital lifts ban on construction activities
Marlene Weaver | 18 November, 2017, 06:42

"Any adjustment of the flood plains by construction of the storm water drains, retention ponds and related development within the capital city should be done only after conducting a study", a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar said. If it is not possible to install a rainwater harvesting system, the institution should approach the committee within a week from Thursday.

The tribunal also directed the project proponent to furnish a bank guarantee of Rs 5 crore and said it would be liable to be encashed if any conditions of the clearance was violated. The committee would examine the premises and grant permission for operating the system.

The green panel directed the schools and colleges to approach a committee constituted by it. Issuing the directions, a bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar noted that both CPCB and DPCC data had showed improvement in ambient air quality, but sprinkling of water would continue in the capital and adjoining areas, as it had helped lower pollution levels.

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According to sources, the bench ordered that the meeting should be held twice in a month and will be dealing with the application of the schools and colleges. After that, there will be inspection done in the premises by the committee.

The committee was formed with senior officials from the education department, Delhi Jal Board, Public Works Department, representative of Central Groundwater Authority and others, as members and asked to deal with the applications from schools and colleges. "We make it clear that prohibition on entry of heavy trucks, which has been lifted by the administration of the state, would not be interfered by the tribunal, but this should be properly regulated (sic)", said the bench.

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