Over half a dozen petitions were filed before the NGT, of which two reached the Principal Bench. The rest were rejected on various grounds.
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel asked AAI and DIAL to submit report within a month.
It said that NHAI and National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation strictly adhere to the Green Highways policy.
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel directed the states and UTs to submit the action plan within three months to the Central Pollution Control Board.
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said lack of sensitivity of serious issues of environment such as fast depleting groundwater is a matter of concern.
The judgment was passed by the NGT in its order dated April 29, and it has directed for providing a report on the matter by August 7.
Challenging the NGT’s order, managing director of KBC Constructions Kanneganti Buchaiah filed a writ petition in the High Court.
A whopping 365 hospitals, including 51 government Health Care Facilities in the State are operating illegally without valid consent from the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board.
NGT to Andhra Pradesh Chief Secretary: Pollution Control Board responsible for green norm violations
Earlier, the NGT had imposed Rs 100 crore fine on the government for failing to curb illegal sand mining in Krishna river near the CM’s residence.
The tribunal would review the measures taken by the AP government to comply with the environmental norms in municipal solid waste management and pollution.
The NGT asked whether the project needs environmental, deep sea and other clearances.
The Ramaniyam Ocean Dew Apartment is affecting the free flow of water from Narayanapuram Lake to Pallikaranai Marshland by blocking waterways.
The judges also issued notices to NGT and to Jawahar Shanmugam, a social activist, one of the petitioners, who had obtained the orders from NGT.
Officials rapped for allowing sand mining in Krishna river near CM’s residence without environmental clearance.
City environmentalists feel that the landmark judgment will hit states like Karnataka, which have not complied with environmental laws in the much-opposed 102 km elevated road project.