Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding pollution out of illegal business of building material and use of heavy machinery, Delhi, 08/10/2021

  • 08/10/2021

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Bandhua Mukti Morcha Vs Rajeev Kumar & Others dated 08/10/2021.

Grievance in the application is against failure to take remedial action against pollution arising out of illegal business of building material and use of heavy machinery like cranes, earth movers, trucks, dumpers, trailers and tractors at plot no. 1 in the village and P.S. Pul Pehlad Pur, South-East district, New Delhi and Badarpur market, main Mathura Road, near Tughlakabad Metro Station, Badarpur, New Delhi.

Counsel for the DPCC states that though violations have been found and compensation assessed, further action is to be taken in coordination with the Delhi Police and the SDMs. The objection of the SDMs that the land-owning agency is DDA to remove the encroachment is not tenable as the polluting activity can be stopped by the statutory regulators irrespective of who owns the land.

In view of above, the NGT directed DPCC to take further action in accordance with law in coordination with other authorities, following due process.