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PIL to protect Yamuna river bed from illegal construction: HC seeks Centre stand

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The High Court today sought the Centre's stand on a plea seeking a direction to authorities to stop illegal constructions on the flood plain, near the Nigam Bodh Ghat area here, to protect it from being depleted further.

A bench of Acting and Justice C issued notice to the Ministry of and Forests, Development Authority (DDA), River Development Authority and North Municipal Corporation, seeking their replies to the PIL by September 25.

The petitioner, N K Gupta, in his plea alleged that a hospital was being constructed illegally on the river bed by a registered society --

In his plea filed through Shivesh Singh, he said that the construction was permitted by changing land use of the area in 2012.

The petition sought directions to the authorities to immediately stop the construction being carried out on the "river bed/flood plain of Yamuna" and protect it from being depleted further by such activities.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 17:55 IST