NGT Orders To Stop The Construction of The 38-Storey Building Near Vishwavidyala Metro, DU

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After a lengthy hearing and heated debate, the National Green Court (NGT) ordered the construction of the 38-storey building to be built near the university metro station. The NGT has assessed the environmental impact of the construction and, therefore, ordered the construction to be stopped.

The court's statement comes after hearing DU's statement challenging the environmental authority given by Young Builders (P) Ltd in North Delhi for construction of the housing project, and the CPCB will act as the nodal agency. Coordination and compliance.

The statement ordered the Environment Authority (EC) for the housing complex at 1 and 3 Cavalry Lane and 4 Chhatra Marg on Civil Lines in Delhi on the order of the State Environmental Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA). They were filed and challenged through defendants Sanjay Upadhyay and Salik Shafiq, stating that the CEA cannot grant the Election Commission as it is 10 km away from a severely contaminated area: Najafgarh, Naraina, Wazirpur and Anand Parbat are severely contaminated areas. Therefore, the EC can be provided by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, but not by SEIAA. The project is also located in the Silence zone less than 100 meters from Delhi University and Patel Chest Institute, and also with sulfate content in groundwater above the boundary in a water-deficient zone. .

"According to the project proponent's own report, during a major earthquake the project is susceptible to sinking and liquefaction. It is necessary to conduct a geotechnical investigation that has not been carried out. The application submitted by the project proponent Traffic / congestion plans. They are based on July 2011 data.

Several protests supported by students and activist groups as well as parties led by the Teachers Association of Delhi University (DUTA) have opposed the construction of the skyscraper at the university's North Campus.

But the National Green Court, after applying the precautionary principle of environmental law, considered assuring necessary data and ignoring old databases.

According to a report, the residential building project covers an area of ​​about 2.05 hectares. The Ministry of Defense provided a total of 3.05 hectares of land to the DMRC in 2001, out of which the metro was constructed at a metro station and the remaining portion was to be used by a private company to construct residential floors.

The Court also determined that the environmental authority was granted permission for the project in 2012, 8 years ago. The authorization has now expired and the company will have to submit a new application again. The State Environmental Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) has also declared that the Environmental Authority is null and void.

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