Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding encroachment of 7.5 acres of Central Ridge area, Delhi, 12/09/2017

  • 12/09/2017

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of K.C Bhargava Vs Union of India & Others dated 12/09/2017 regarding the illegal and unauthorised construction in the 7.5 acres of land in the Central Ridge area. Laxmi Narayan Temple Trust had illegally occupied the 7.5 acres of the concerned land and constructed a road, parking lots, chabutara and other pucca construction within the Central Ridge area.

The Deputy Conservator of Forest, South Forest Division has confirmed to the Tribunal that unauthorised construction have all been removed and the 7.5 acres of Ridge land has completely been secured with a boundary wall. NGT directs Ministry of Urban Development and Govt. of NCT of Delhi to ensure that no one re-encroaches upon the said area which has been got cleared after a lot of difficulties. The construction debris which is likely to be left behind after the demolition, needs to be removed fully to restore the ridge to its earlier position.