Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding construction of a road over a pond in village Kiranj, Gurugram, Haryana, 11/01/2022
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Prem Mohan Gaur Vs National Highway Authority of India & Others dated 11/01/2022.
The matter related to construction of a road raised on a pond in village Kiranj. The applicant, Prem Mohan Gaur has said that construction of road is being carried out by National Highway Authority of India and while constructing road in an elevated new National Highway-148NA (DND-Faridabad Ballabgarh bypass to KMP interchange stretch of Delhi-Vadodara-Mumbai Expressway) which is connected to Gurugram canal, the officials of NHAI have covered a pond, notified under Haryana Pond Waste Water Management Authority Act, 2018, and have also caused illegal cutting of trees in the forest area in violation of Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 in village Hazipur, Gurugram which falls under Social Forestry scheme of Forest Department, Haryana.
The NGT, January 11 directed the constitution of a joint committee who shall visit the site, collect relevant information and submit a detailed factual report.