NGT orders Ghaziabad civic body to pay Rs 200 for poor SWM

Residential apartments near Vaishali Metro Station, Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad civic agencies have been ordered by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to pay up to Rs 200 crore in damages for failing to adhere to solid waste management standards throughout the city.

It has been mandated that Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation (GMC) pay Rs 150 Crore and pay the remaining amount to the Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA).

The money must be deposited with the district magistrate (DM) within two months and used for corrective measures by a joint committee, according to the order from the three-member NGT bench. The Confederation of Trans-Hindon RWA petitioned the court in 2018 regarding legacy waste dumped in Indirapuram’s Shakti Khand-4 residential neighborhood. The NGT also addressed other problems with waste disposal and the discharge of raw sewage into waterways and stormwater drains in the NCR city.

A month after finding the Noida Authority accountable for failing to stop the flow of untreated sewage, the tribunal handed down its ruling, reports The Times of India. This is not the first time that the Ghaziabad civic body has been fined by the NGT.

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