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NGT notice to Centre, others on Delhi University's plea against housing project

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

University today moved the National Green against the proposed construction of a group housing project on its north campus here, prompting the green panel to seek replies from the Centre and the civic authorities.

A bench headed by NGT Justice issued notices to the Ministry of and Forests, (SEIAA) of Delhi, Metro Rail Corporation, Development Authority, Young Builders Private Limited, Central Pollution Control Board and others, seeking their replies before August 14.

The varsity in its plea has sought stay and quashing of the clearance granted to for construction of the housing project, and constitution of a committee of independent experts to study the project's adverse impact on

The plea alleged that without making any environment impact assessment and taking cognizance of the concern of the University of Delhi, the issued permission to to remove 156 trees at the

It claimed that the project should be treated as Category A and as per the Environment Impact Assessment Notification of 2006, it shall be granted clearance by the MoEF and not by SEIAA.

"While granting the impugned environment clearance for the construction of the tallest building in Delhi under the proposed project, the impact that its habitation will bring to the level of air and noise pollution was blatantly ignored by SEIAA inasmuch as the waste disposal considerations were also not taken into account in a serious manner," the plea, filed through advocates and Rohan Chawla, said.

It also alleged that the proposed project falls in the silence zone as it is stationed within 100 metres distance from the University of Delhi, an educational institution, and Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, a super speciality hospital for pulmonary diseases.

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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 17:15 IST