Judgement of the National Green Tribunal development of buildings within prohibited areas of Thane creek, Mumbai, 15/01/2016

  • 15/01/2016

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Paryavaran Dakshta Manch & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 15/01/2016 regarding development of buildings in the name of “Sun-stream City Pvt. Ltd” within prohibited areas of Thane creek and debris being dumped in the natural flow of seawater and the wetlands.

NGT directs that the MoEF shall take independent decision regarding reclassification of subject-land at Kopri from CRZ-I(ii) to CRZ-III, on basis of available legal parameters and if so required after obtaining necessary factual report from the Collector, Thane, who may take help of DSLR, to examine status of development and (J) Appln No.55 of 2014(WZ) 14 of 15 Mangroves at the site and give appropriate report regarding existence of Mangroves distance and height, existence of saltpans, natural habitats of birds, breeding grounds of birds, breeding areas of fishes and other aspects and whether it is essential and permissible to reclassify the subject-land on practical basis to CRZ-III, from CRZ-I(ii) for certain significant reasons, which will not cause harm to ecology and environment.