UP asked why Hindon has shrunk

NOIDA: The National Green Tribunal has directed the Uttar Pradesh government to clarify as to why the width of Hindon River has been reduced to just about 50 metres at the place where a pontoon bridge has been opened temporarily. The tribunal passed this direction while hearing a petition alleging the river has changed its course due to construction of a bridge over it near Raj Nagar in Ghaziabad. Environmental activists in Ghaziabad had alleged that debris was unabatedly dumped into the Hindon for construction of approach roads for the bridge despite a stay imposed by the tribunal in April 2012.