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Civic body told to file reply on plea against two landfills

PTI
Published : May 15, 2018, 6:44 am IST
Updated : May 15, 2018, 6:44 am IST

Gujran to the EDMC for handling and processing waste.

National Green Tribunal. (Photo: PTI)
 National Green Tribunal. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal on Monday directed East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) and other authorities to file their reply on a plea seeking cancellation of approval granted by the DDA to allot land at Sonia Vihar and Ghonda Gujran areas to set up landfill sites.

A bench headed by Acting Chairperson Justice Jawad Rahim, which had also issued notice to the Union ministry of environment and forests, DDA, Central Pollution Control Board, directed the corporation and others to file their response before July 21.

 

It said the Supreme Court had stayed the proceedings related to the landfill sites at Ghazipur and Bhalswa and it can proceed with the matter related to Sonia Vihar and Ghonda Gujran.

The green panel was hearing a plea filed by MLA Shri Dutt Sharma and others seeking a direction to restrain the DDA from allotting an area of 130 acres at Sonia Vihar and a 50-acre plot at Ghonda. Gujran to the EDMC for handling and processing waste.

Tags: east delhi municipal corporation, central pollution control board