After a petition earlier than the excessive courtroom sought a change within the alignment of Metro Section 4, to save lots of over 11,000 bushes that will in any other case be felled, the Central Empowered Committee (CEC), arrange by the Supreme Courtroom, has referred to as a digital assembly of all stakeholders on Wednesday to listen to the petitioners’ grievances.
In a petition earlier than the Delhi excessive courtroom, it was submitted that for the development of three of DMRC corridors —Janakpuri-RK Ashram, Maujpur-Majlis Park and Aerocity-Tughlakabad—the Metro had sought permission to chop 11,454 bushes.
On February 11, the excessive courtroom requested the CEC to “take into account as illustration” the plea, which contended that felling over 11,000 bushes for the Metro development would have an hostile impact on the ambient air high quality of the nationwide capital, the place air pollution is already at crucial ranges. The petitioners additionally sought a change in alignment of Metro Section 4, from above floor to underground.
In a discover issued on February 15, CEC member secretary had referred to as the Delhi chief secretary, principal chief conservator forests (PCCF), public works division (PWD) engineer-in-chief, Delhi Air pollution Management Committee (DPCC) member secretary, in addition to representatives of the Union ministry of setting forests and local weather change (MoEFCC) and ministry of housing and concrete affairs, to listen to the grievance of petitioners.
The CEC on Wednesday may also look into DMRC’s request for permission to divert forest land beneath the Forest Conservation Act (1980), for the development of the upcoming corridors beneath Section 4.
“The copies of all related paperwork could also be emailed to CEC prematurely with a replica to all events involved. The petitioner and respondents could be a part of the assembly with the identification of participant/person company title,” the discover for digital assembly learn.
Final yr, the DMRC had run into bother with the Delhi forest division for finishing up digging work on the stretch between Vikaspuri and Peeragarhi Chowk, which was marked as a deemed forest land with out due permissions. The forest division had issued a restraining order to the DMRC asking it to cease all development on the stretch until the required permissions have been granted.