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Clean storm water drains in Noida: NGT

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The has directed the control board and authorities concerned to take immediate steps to control of Noida's storm water drains which join and Hindon and make them congestion free.

A bench headed by NGT Justice said discharge of any effluent in drains is an offence under the provisions of the Water Act, 1974, and the Rules under the (Protection) Act, 1986.

The NGT also said that in view of seriousness of violations affecting public health at large, the may remain present in person with the compliance affidavit on July 5.

"Action is required on the part of authorities to prevent and remedy such to enforce right of citizens to clean Polluters are to be made accountable as per law. Inaction of the authorities is also actionable by way of disciplinary and punitive action," the bench said.

It directed the petitioner to furnish a set of papers on the issue to the authorities within one week.

The tribunal was hearing a plea filed by local resident who alleged that multiple storm water drains are meeting Hindon and and remain chocked due to dumping of garbage, untreated sewage and discharge of effluent.

"The drains do not have requisite flow and the same are not duly maintained by authorities," the plea said and submitted photographs in support of the allegation that the drains were not being cleaned.

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First Published: Thu, March 28 2019. 16:30 IST