New Delhi [India], Mar. 28 : The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday sought a reply from the Centre and the Haryana Government on the plea alleging encroachment on a natural storm water drain in Gurugram which had suffered massive traffic jam due to blockage in a particular spot during rains last year.
The tribunal has issued notices to the Ministry of Environment, Forest (MoEF), the Gurugram Municipal Corporation, the Haryana Government and some builders and sought a reply before April 28 on the matter.
The petition is filed by the NGO Haryali Welfare Society seeking immediate removal of illegal encroachments and cancellation of licences and change in land use of the storm water drains.
Last year, the blockage of the Badshahpur drain led to water-logging at Hero Honda Chowk, causing massive traffic jams in the area.