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Rainwater harvesting: NGT issues warrant against Delhi Metro MD

[ecis2016.org] The National Green Tribunal has issued a bailable warrant against the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation’s managing director for the failure of its officials to appear before it, to apprise it on the installation of rainwater harvesting systems

A National Green Tribunal (NGT) bench headed by acting chairperson justice UD Salvi, has issued a bailable warrant against the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation’s (DMRC’s) managing director Mangu Singh, after noting that nobody appeared before the tribunal, despite its earlier order directing DMRC’s senior most officer to be present before it. The tribunal had directed the official to be present, to explain why rainwater harvesting systems could not be installed at some locations of the Delhi Metro.

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“None present on behalf of the DMRC, despite its presence being felt necessary as per the order dated December 4, 2017. Consequently, we issue bailable warrants against the managing director, DMRC in a sum of Rs 20,000, to the satisfaction of the arresting officer in exercise of our powers,” the bench said. The matter will be heard on February 14, 2018.

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The tribunal had earlier slapped fines on four real estate developers, after it was found that rainwater harvesting system installed in their premises were not functional. The NGT had imposed an environment compensation of Rs three lakhs each on the builders, after perusing the inspection report filed by the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC). Taking several hospitals, malls and hotels in the national capital to task, for not complying with its orders on rainwater harvesting, the green panel had earlier imposed fines and issued warrants to many of them, for not installing these systems.

The green panel was hearing a plea by environmentalist Vikrant Kumar Tongad, who had sought directions to the DMRC to ‘install proper rainwater harvesting systems’ on all its existing, proposed and under-construction metro stations, tracks and depots. The green panel, however, had widened the ambit of the petition and incorporated various other institutions like hospitals, hotels and malls.

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