Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding execution of Pune Metro Rail on prohibited zone inside Blue Line in the river bed of Mula Mutha, Pune, Maharashtra, 13/10/2017

  • 13/10/2017

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Sarang Yadwadkar & Others Vs Pune Municipal Corporation & Others dated 13/10/2017 regarding executing the project of Metro Rail on prohibited zone inside Blue Line in the river bed of Mula Mutha. The Applicants have stated that the construction of Metro Rail proposed in the Draft Development Plan of City of Pune falls within the Blue Line along the banks of River Mutha and even in the river bed i.e. No Development Zone and is bound to cause tremendous environmental and ecological damage in terms of adverse effect on free flow of river Mutha and unprecedented flooding.

NGT directs a Committee of Experts to be constituted to visit the site of Pune Metro Rail to assess the impact of the Pune Metrol Rail construction on the environment namely ground water recharge, bio-diversity in the river bed, free flow of the water, risk of flooding, debris disposal, water pollution and air pollution. The work of scientific investigation shall be completed within a month.