Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding filling up of a water body by the Railways, Howrah, West Bengal, 17/02/2016

  • 17/02/2016

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Howrah Municipal Corporation & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 17/02/2016 regarding filling up of Nayanjuli a water body by the Railways located near the Santragachi railway station, Howrah, West Bengal.

By referring to Sec. 11 of the Railways Act 1889, it is submitted by the advocate of railway authority that as per this provision, the railway has every right and jurisdiction to fill up any pond/water body etc, as mentioned therein, for the purpose of construction of railway/ building etc.