Maha directed to pay 100cr for Waldhuni, Ulhas rivers
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.