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HC warns Thane civic body against violating waste mgmt rules

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The today cautioned the Municipal Corporation (TMC) against violating the Centre's solid rules.

It said if the TMC failed to comply with the rules and its previous orders on the issue, it would not hesitate in passing an order prohibiting any new construction in

A bench, headed by Justice A S Oka, reminded the civic body that in March 2016, the had passed such an order for the city of

At that time, the had banned all new constructions in the city until the (BMC) resolved the problem of rampant dumping of solid waste and construction debris at landfill sites.

The bench was hearing a filed by some residents of raising objection to dumping of waste by the municipal corporation in non-designated areas, especially in the coastal zones, and mangrove-rich sites near Davale village in Thane, adjoining

The was filed through their Patil.

Patil informed the court that there had been no compliance with the new solid rules which were brought into effect in 2016 by the

"Due to non-compliance, we had banned construction in It seems we might have to adopt the same stand (for Thane)," said Justice Oka.

The TMC, meanwhile, said it was yet to find suitable and adequate land to set up a

The court, however, said if the civic body required more time to find land to set up the plant, it should file an application.

"But it has to be done soon. You can't keep dumping in the mangrove area," the court said.

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First Published: Thu, January 04 2018. 21:10 IST