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NGT directs Ghaziabad DM to update on encroachment near Hindon Bird Sanctuary

Ghaziabad: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Ghaziabad District Magistrate to inform it about the status of encroachments near Hindon Bird Sanctuary and submit an action plan to remove them. A bench headed by Justice Raghuvendra S Rathore directed the DM to study the judgment dated September 20, 2016 and file an affidavit about the status of compliance of its directions.

The green panel sought the affidavit from the DM within 10 days on a plea by Ghaziabad resident Sushil Raghav seeking implementation of the judgement.

"It was incumbent on the respondents to have first gone through the Judgment and then proceed for execution of the same. During the course of the proceedings, we have found that the respondents have not even noted the area in question and the directions given by the tribunal which are required to be complied with," said the bench, also comprising expert member SS Garbyal.

The tribunal directed the officers concerned on Wednesday to remain present on July 29, the next date of hearing. It had earlier directed Environment Ministry to decide within a month on clearance for construction of a six-lane Hindon elevated road connecting NH-24 in Ghaziabad.

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