NGT rejects Akshardham review petition

The court had imposed a fine on the temple for not seeking environmental clearance before construction work

GN Bureau | March 15, 2016


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The national green tribunal (NGT) has dismissed the review petition filed by Akshardham temple management authorities on the fine imposed by the tribunal for allegedly carrying out expansion work of its premises without environmental clearance.
 
The court had imposed a fine amounting to 5 percent of the property value on the temple management.
 
In its order, NGT stated, “There is no ground to review our judgment dated 10-07-2015. However, we clarify that the Principal Committee constituted under our judgment, should deal with the case stated to be or allegedly falling within the Flood Plain once in 25 years of the River Yamuna expeditiously and submit the report. The case of the Applicant in the review application is that their structures are duly protected even by Court orders. They are at liberty to raise the issue before the Principal Committee. The Principal Committee shall expedite hearing this matter and all other connected matters, to enable the Tribunal to pass the final directions in that behalf. Liberty to the applicant to move the Principal Committee immediately.”
 
The original petition was filed by Manoj Mishra, convenor of Yamuna Jiye Abhiyaan. Based on this, NGT had imposed the fine on the temple management.
 
Akshardham had allegedly started constructing a part of the building complex in 2011 over a proposed built-up area of 25,490 square metres. They got environmental clearance from the state environment impact authority in 2013 when the structure was almost ready. Akshardham temple had used an office memorandum (OM) issued by the ministry of environment and forests in 2013 that made it possible to seek environmental clearance even after construction had started. The NGT had crushed the OM in its 2015 judgment.

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