Bridge over river Ghaggar used more for dumping waste than for transport: Committee constituted

  • 22/09/2022

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Meenu Devi and State of Haryana & Others dated 22/09/2022.

The grievance in the letter petition sent by email, which has been treated and registered as Original Application, is that a river bridge over river Ghaggar stretch between Sectors 21 and 23 in Panchkula, Haryana is being used more for immersion of religious offerings, garbage than for transportation to Chandigarh Tricity. This is polluting the river and damaging the environment.

Despite several complaints to the concerned authorities, no action has been taken. The applicant has prayed for urgent remedial action.

The NGT directed the constitution of a Joint Committee comprising the Haryana State Pollution Control Board, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Panchkula and the District Magistrate Panchkula. The committee has been asked to meet within two weeks to look into the matter. A factual and action taken report has to be submitted within two months, the order added.