Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding dumping of garbage in Neela Hauz Lake, Delhi, 13/08/2019

  • 13/08/2019

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of News item published in “The Times of India” Authored by Jasjeev Gandhiok Titled “Revived in 2016, Neela Hauz lake fast becoming a dumping ground again” dated 13/08/2019 regarding dumping of garbage in Neela Hauz Lake, Delhi.

"Commuters passing through Aruna Asif Ali Marg Road Bridge over the lake are dumping plastic bags, bottles, glass framed photographs, polythene bags and other waste including bio-medical waste" according to the report furnished by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA). DDA had also requested the Public Works Department to arrange fixing of iron meshes and create vertical gardens or issue No Objection Certificate (NOC) so that DDA can do the work.

The NGT directs DDA to "undertake the requisite remedial measures without waiting for further response from PWD".

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