Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding illegal constructions undertaken in 'Express Zenith', sector 77, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, 28/09/2022
The order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vineet Sinha Vs Union of India & Others dated 28/09/2022.
The NGT directed Express Builders and Promoters Private Limited to pay Rs. 15 crores for illegal constructions undertaken in 'Express Zenith', sector 77, Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
The applicant (Vineet Sinha) said that the project proponent has exceeded the limit of construction with the connivance of the Noida Authority and failed to set up pollution control devices as required.
The court noted that the 19th floor has been constructed illegally in 5 towers in violation of EC which only permitted ground floor + 18 floors. Construction of extra floors places extra pollution load on the environment and directs that compensation should be deposited with the District Magistrate, Gautam Budh Nagar, within one month.