NGT directs Government not to carry out any further act of concretization of the road-sides and road-berms in Noida and Greater Noida in excess of the limits prescribed

NGT Directs Govt. Not To carry out any further act of concretization of the road-sides and road-berms in Noida and Greater Noida in excess of the limits prescribed

The National Green Tribunal directed the Government not to carry out any further act of concretization of the road-sides and road-berms in Noida and Greater Noida in excess of the limits prescribed.

Background 

The applicants have pleaded that reckless, excessive and indiscriminate concretization of road-sides and road-berms is being carried out by the Noida Authority in Sectors 28, 37, 47 50, 55 and 62 of Noida and by Greater Noida Authority in Sectors Omega 1, Alpha and P3 of Greater Noida in flagrant violation of the Orders of this Tribunal inter alia, causes, obstruction and prevention of ground water recharge, increased surface run-off by 85-90 percent, urban flooding, waterlogging, elimination of biodiversity, Heat Islands, multiplication of heat generated in the atmosphere, compaction of soil, loss of topsoil and organic matter therein, prevention of Carbon sequestration, prevention in the curb on air pollution, prevention of the rise in tree/green covers and choking of trees/saplings to death. The applicants made complaint/representation to the concerned authorities but no action has been taken on the same

Tribunal Order

The two member bench of Justice Arun Kumar Tyagi and Dr. Afroz Ahmad issued the notices to the respondents requiring them to file replies specifically responding to all material averments made in the application within two months. 

The tribunal directed the applicants to take requisite steps for service of notices on the respondents and file their affidavit regarding the same by email at judicial-ngt@gov.in within seven days. 

The court further directed the respondents not to carry out any further act of concretization of the road-sides and roadberms in Noida and Greater Noida in excess of the limits prescribed.

Case title: Vikrant Tongad & Anr. v/s State of Uttar Pradesh & Ors.

Citation: Original Application No.363/2022 (NGT) 

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