Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding widening of NH-34 which is in violation of the Bhagirathi Eco Sensitive Zone Notification, Uttarakhand, 19/06/2017
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Birendra Singh Matura & Ors. Vs. Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change & Ors dated 19/06/2017 regarding widening of NH-34 which is in violation of the Bhagirathi Eco Sensitive Zone Notification.
The Order notes that all the Parties are at consensus that 94 kms of stretch of NH-34 from Dharasu to Gangotri Forest falls within EcoSensitive Zone and any developmental activity in ESZ needs to conform with Zonal Master Plan.
Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways and Boarder Roads Organisation seek time to consider making a statement to the effect that no developmental activity shall be carried out in contravention of the provisions of the approved Zonal Master Plan and the provision shall be made for muck disposal as well as for treatment and restoration of the portions of the said road affected by landslides.