Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding illegal running of banquet halls in Punjabi Bagh, Delhi, 21/05/2019
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Deepak Datta Vs Govt. of NCT of Delhi dated 21/05/2019 regarding illegal running of banquet halls in Punjabi Bagh, Delhi. Report submitted by a Joint Committee comprising of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC), the District Magistrate, Punjabi Bagh and the North Delhi Municipal Corporation states that only eight banquet halls were inspected, though there are many others in the area. They could not produce building plans/maps. None of them have authorized parking arrangement. All had borewells but could not produce permission. Other deficiencies are also mentioned.
The NGT directs a joint inspection to be carried out by the CPCB and the DPCC and a report submitted which should look into the distance of the banquet halls from the road as per the Master Plan, compensation to be assessed, parking arrangements and other aspects.