Submit report on encroachments in SW Delhi: NGT
New Delhi: National Green Tribunal has asked the Delhi chief secretary to look into illegal encroachments and unregulated markets at Samalkha Extension near Kapashera.
A bench headed by NGT chairperson justice Adarsh Kumar Goel asked the chief secretary to monitor the action taken by the relevant authority and furnish a composite report within a month.
The green court passed the order after taking note of a report filed by South Delhi Municipal Corporation stating that it is not authorised to take up work in an unauthorised colony and action has to be taken by the department of irrigation and flood control of Delhi government.
“Since illegalities are admitted but responsibility is disowned on the grounds that another department is responsible, this aspect needs to be looked into by the CS,” the bench said.
South corporation told the bench that an inspection of the area was carried out and it was found that these markets are located on private land and as such no action can be carried out by it.
NGT noted that the status report filed by Delhi Pollution Control Committee states that certain steps have been taken but it is not clear whether any effective action has been taken on the ground.
The green court was hearing a plea filed by city resident Narendra Vats contending that illegal encroachments and unregulated markets have come up at Samalkha Extension, East Telephone Exchange Road near Sonia Gandhi Camp, Samalkha village and National Highway 48. He alleged that various complaints were made to authorities concerned but no effective action has been taken till date.