Maha di­rected to pay 100cr for Wald­huni, Ul­has rivers

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TIMES CITY -

Mum­bai: Ma­ha­rash­tra will pay Rs 100 crore for restora­tion and resti­tu­tion of the Ul­has and Wald­huni rivers. The as­sur­ance was given by chief sec­re­tary Su­mit Mul­lick to the Supreme Court on Tues­day af­ter the four ur­ban lo­cal bod­ies in the catch­ment area of the Ul­has river —Kul­gaonBad­la­pur mu­nic­i­pal coun­cil, Am­ber­nath Mu­nic­i­pal Coun­cil, Ul­has­na­gar Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion and KalyanDom­bivali Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion —in an af­fi­davit ex­pressed their in­abil­ity to pay Rs 96 crore for the pur­pose.

A di­vi­sion bench of Jus­tice Madan Lokur and Jus­tice Deepak Gupta asked Mul­lick as a re­spon­si­ble state gov­ern­ment what will Ma­ha­rash­tra do. Mul­lick said he would take a de­ci­sion. The judges then asked Mul­lick to take a de­ci­sion then and there. Mul­lick as­serted that the state gov­ern­ment would pay the amount.

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