Report in the matter of a residential project obstructing the natural flow of Siswan Nadi, Mohali, Punjab

  • 02/03/2020

Final report in the matter related to OA No. 980/2019 titled as Harminder Singh & Others Vs Union of India & Others regarding a residential project by M/s Omaxe Chandigarh Extension Developer Pvt. Ltd. obstructing the natural flow of Siswan Nadi and the creek joining it.

Findings of the joint committee which comprised of Additional Chief Secretary, Housing and Urban Development, Punjab, Secretary, Irrigation Department, Punjab and State Environment Impact Assessment Authority, Punjab:

i. The committee observed that the natural flow of river Siswan was disturbed by M/s Omaxe Chandigarh Extension Developer Pvt. Ltd by providing pipes of 5’ diameter beneath the road, which are not sufficient to cater the discharge flowing in the river (Nadi).

ii. Area adjoining to the creek has also been filled with the construction debris thrown by M/s Omaxe Chandigarh Extension Developer Pvt. Ltd.

Recommendations by the committee:

i) Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) will construct culverts at point A for passing 2000 cusecs of water and at point B for passing of 2650 cusecs of water after vetting drawings from the Water Resources Department.

ii) M/s Omaxe Chandigarh Extension Developer Pvt. Ltd shall remove the debris from the water way of the natural drain and restore the Level of the land to the original level. GMADA shall ensure the compliance of the notice issued by it.

iii) M/s Omaxe Chandigarh Extension Developer Pvt. Ltd shall protect the left side of creek of the reach adjoining to 'The Lake' project and the left edge of the road from point A to B along the creek with the help of stone pitching as per the undertaking of October 22, 2019 submitted by it. GMADA and Water Resource Department shall ensure the compliance of the same.

Note: Report uploaded on March 2, 2020