NGT re­lief to NHAI over e-way work

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - TIMES CITY -

New Delhi: The Na­tional Green Tri­bunal (NGT) on Tues­day gave re­lief to Na­tional High­ways Au­thor­ity of In­dia (NHAI) to restart con­struc­tion on East­ern Pe­riph­eral Ex­press­way (EPE) af­ter the au­thor­ity told the tri­bunal that the pri­mary aim of the project is to check pol­lu­tion by re­duc­ing traf­fic on Delhi’s roads.

The NGT has asked NHAI to sub­mit an un­der­tak­ing men­tion­ing that it will com­ply with all the pol­lu­tion norms. “We will sub­mit the un­der­tak­ing and start work. We have been work­ing hard to com­plete the 135km ex­press­way in a record time. The NGT order is a big re­lief,” NHAI chief gen­eral man­ager B S Singla told TOI.

NHAI of­fi­cials said work on the ex­press­way had stopped soon af­ter the ban or­dered by NGT.

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