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Show cause notice to DMRC, CPWD for dumping rubble in Yamuna

PTI New Delhi | Updated on March 03, 2013

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation and Central Public Works Department have been directed by National Green Tribunal to explain why they are dumping debris on the banks of Yamuna despite its order banning such activity.

A NGT bench headed by Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar issued show cause notices to DMRC, CPWD and the Department of Horticulture, New Delhi, after the court commissioners appointed by the tribunal in their report said fresh debris were being dumped on the river’s banks by these agencies.

“It has also been pointed out that DMRC is throwing debris in the river bed of Yamuna. It is brought to our notice and, in fact, it is a public known fact that the CPWD as well as the Horticulture Department also throws different kinds of debris, including the construction material, on the river banks of Yamuna through various contractors. This certainly needs to be stopped.

“Notice shall issue to the Managing Director of DMRC, Director General of CPWD and Director of Horticulture Department, New Delhi. The notice shall issue, without process fee, requiring these authorities to show cause, as to why are they throwing debris on the river bank of Yamuna,” the bench, also comprising judicial member Justice P Jyothimani, said.

The tribunal has also directed the Commissioner of Police, New Delhi and the DGP of Uttar Pradesh to ensure that no vehicles enter the area and dump debris.

It also ordered police to not only stop the vehicles carrying rubble to be dumped there, but to also “seize” them.

Published on March 03, 2013

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