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Rainwater harvesting: NGT cancels warrant against DMRC MD

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The has cancelled a bailable warrant issued against the Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for failure of its officials to appear before it to apprise it about the installation of systems.

A bench headed by acting NGT Justice U D Salvi passed the order after for the assured the bench that a of the Metro would be present before it to answer its query.

"The appearing on behalf of the seeks cancellation of bailable warrant. He undertakes to keep the of the equipped with necessary instructions present before the tribunal. Undertaking is accepted. Bailable warrant issued is cancelled," the bench said.

The tribunal had directed a to be present before it to explain why system could not be installed at some locations of Metro.

When the matter came up for hearing on December 22 last, the NGT issued warrant against the DMRC MD noting that nobody appeared before it, despite its order.

The matter will now be heard on February 15.

The tribunal had earlier slapped fines on four real estate developers here after it was found that rainwater harvesting system installed on their premises was not functional.

The NGT had imposed an environment compensation of Rs three lakh each on builders after perusing the inspection report filed by the Delhi Committee (DPCC).

Taking to task several hospitals, malls and hotels here for not complying with its orders on rainwater harvesting, the green panel had earlier imposed fines and issued warrants for not installing these systems.

The green panel was hearing a plea by environmentalist who had sought directions to the DMRC to "install proper system" on all its existing, proposed and under-construction metro stations, tracks and depots.

The green panel, however, had widened the ambit of the petition and incorporated various other institutions like hospitals, hotels and malls.

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 16:10 IST