Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding drainage congestion leading to waterlogging and flooding, National highway-3, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, 22/05/2023

  • 22/05/2023

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ravendra Singh Vs National Highways Authority of India & Others dated 22/05/2023.

Grievance in the application is against inaction of authorities in cleaning drain in Gauri Kunj and on the service lane of the National highway-3, Agra, Uttar Pradesh. Case of the applicant is that NHAI has constructed a road from Rohta to Nagla Makraul, Itora at Agra which is a stretch of more than 12 km with service lane on both sides. On both sides of the said Highway, thousands of people reside in approved and unapproved residential colonies.

The applicant and other inhabitants of the area are facing problems of drainage congestion leading to water logging and flooding. The affected stretch has witnessed almost knee-deep water logging. Agra Development Authority (ADA) has to construct a drainage network system for the area and NHAI has to develop a drain (nalla) along the side of the National highway from Rohta to Kakua.

The NGT directed that the grievance needs to be looked into and remedial action taken in accordance with law by a joint Committee of Agra Development Authority, Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board and District Magistrate, Agra.