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NGT notice to Centre, Uttarakhand on Chardham Project

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The National Green (NGT) on Tuesday issued notice to the Central and governments, asking them what actions they have taken for the disposal of refuse generated during construction of roads under Chardham Project in the hill state.

Hearing a petition filed by NGO Common Cause, the bench headed by Justice sent notice to the Union Ministries of Road and Transport and Environment, Forest and Climate and the government.

Appearing for the NGO, argued that during the construction of Chardham roads, muck is being dumped "in an unscientific and irrational manner" and is causing damage to the ecology and

The Tribunal, after hearing the argument, directed the three parties to reply before the next date of hearing on August 26.

The Chardham highway project is an all season highway from Rishikesh to Badrinath, Kedar Nath, Yamunatri and Gangotri.



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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 20:58 IST