Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding illegal running of banquet halls in Shivaji Marg, Delhi, 20/12/2019

  • 20/12/2019

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Deepak Datta Vs Govt. of NCT of Delhi dated 20/12/2019 regarding illegal running of banquet halls in the area of Shivaji Marg, Near Zakhira Circle, Delhi, operating without requisite statutory consents and in violation of environmental norms.

A compliance report was filed by Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) on December 13, 2019 on the subject of mitigation measures to check adverse impact on environment and public health by the banquet halls and such other establishments, including laying down of siting guidelines, apart from dealing with the aspect of environmental compensation to recover the cost of restoration of the environment.

The NGT directed that the suggestions mentioned in the DPCC report be acted upon to "give effect to the ‘Precautionary’ and ‘Sustainable Development’ principles of environmental law." The DPCC has been asked to take further steps by issuing guidelines/directions in exercise of its statutory powers and ensure compliance and file a further status report by March 31, 2020.