Allahabad High Court directs not to permit constructions within 500 meters Ganga's highest flood level

The court said the District Administration, the Development Authority and other authorities are bound by the earlier directions of the High Court in this regard.

Published: 04th January 2019 12:39 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th January 2019 12:39 AM   |  A+A-

Allahabad High Court (EPS)

By PTI

ALLAHABAD: The Allahabad High Court Thursday directed authorities not to permit constructions within 500 metres of the highest flood level of the Ganga river in the city.

Passing the order on a writ petition filed by Bhal Chandra Joshi and two others, the bench comprising justices PKS Baghel and Prakash Padia observed that the court has already passed a restrain order against any such constructions.

The court said the District Administration, the Development Authority and other authorities are bound by the earlier directions of the High Court in this regard.

The petitioner claimed that despite the earlier order, certain permanent constructions are being raised within 500 meters of the Highest Flood Level of river Ganga.

 The court also permitted the petitioner to implead the Kumbh Mela Authority as respondent in this petition.

The court fixed January 28 as the next date of hearing and issued notices to Dinkar Rao Joshi, Mahant Dharmadas of Akhil Bharatiya Shri Panch Nirvani Ani Akhara, Hanumangarhi Ayodhya and Sada Shiv Joshi, who are respondents in the petition.

It asked them to file their replies within one month.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp