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Dumping of muck into Bhagirathi: NGT directs NHIDCL to deposit Rs 2 cr with CPCB

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The has directed state-run NHIDCL to deposit a sum of Rs two crore with the for restoration after it found that the company was dumping into the in

A bench headed by NGT Justice passed the order after going through the report of a four-member committee headed by of the and Forests.

"We are satisfied that the recommendations and suggestions of the must be fully carried out by the NHIDCL (National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation).

"The same Committee may periodically visit the sites (where is to be dumped) preferably once in a quarter to avoid any damage to the This quarterly inspection may be carried out till the dumping sites are saturated in terms of the capacity and stabilisation," the bench, also comprising Justice S P Wangdi, said.

It also directed NHIDCL to conduct soil survey in respect of stability of soil and the geology structure of the areas before undertaking such projects.

"Such survey may be now conducted within one month and finding thereof may also be sent to this Tribunal by email at," the bench said.

"The proposed action plan by (CPCB) for environment restitution may be furnished to this tribunal by e-mail not only in relation to the present matter but as a comprehensive action plan," the NGT said.

The direction came on a plea filed by who had alleged that NHIDCL was dumping muck into during construction of road in a reckless manner.

It had referred to various newspaper reports to substantiate its claim.

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First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 19:55 IST