Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding petrol pump on the flood line area near Rapti river, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, 11/10/2023

  • 11/10/2023

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Om Prakash Gupta Vs Gorakhpur Development Authority & Others dated 11/10/2023.

A petrol pump has been constructed in the flood line area near Rapti river in Rajghat, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. The stand of the applicant is that the area on which the petrol pump is constructed is adjacent to the Rapti river and during the major flood, the area in question comes into submergence. The submission of the counsel for the applicant is that setting up of a petrol pump is in contravention of the guidelines issued by the Central Pollution Control Board contained in the memorandum dated January 7, 2020.

The NGT directed a three member committee to carry out the spot inspection and prepare a report. In case if any violation of norms in the setting up of the petrol pump is found, then a copy of the report will be sent to Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited - who on receipt of the report will take an appropriate decision in accordance with law.