Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding construction in Yamuna Flood Plain Zone, 17/12/2019

  • 17/12/2019

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Manoj Misra Vs Union of India & Others dated 17/12/2019. This application has been filed by National Capital Region Transport Corporation Limited (NCRTC), seeking modification of the order of the Tribunal of January 13, 2015 and to permit construction in Yamuna Flood Plain “O” Zone for execution of RRTS Project to decongest Delhi by providing public transportation infrastructure.

The NGT disposes of the application with the clarification that "it is for the concerned statutory authorities, including authorities under the provisions of Environment Protection Act, 1986 to deal with the permissibility of any particular project in flood plains after studying the environmental impact thereof and this Tribunal in accordance with law in the first instance can consider the matter only on allegation of violation of environmental norms."