Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Sarang Yadwadkar & Others Vs Pune Municipal Corporation & Others dated 13/10/2017 regarding executing the project of Metro Rail on prohibited zone inside Blue Line in the river bed of Mula Mutha. The Applicants have stated that the construction of Metro Rail proposed in the Draft Development Plan of City of Pune falls within the Blue Line along the banks of River Mutha and even in the river bed i.e.
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Society for Preservation of Kasauli and its Environs (SPOKE) Vs. Barog Heights Hotel dated 04/10/2017 regarding illegal construction in the hill town of Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh. The case relates to the 1.5 km long road from the highway to the Barog Hotel. The counsel appearing for the State of Himachal Pradesh submits that the records of this case are not available with any Department of the State Government and no inquiry etc. was pending with them. The matter is listed for 05/10/2017.
A distinctive feature of urbanization in the last 50 years is the expansion of urban populations and built development well beyond what was earlier conceived as the city limit, resulting in metropolitan areas.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is set to erupt in cities throughout the world. Bits are meeting bricks as the internet enters the spaces we live in, becoming the Internet of Things. The results will impact most aspects of our lives, raising questions of urgent concern. Which dimensions of cities will be most affected?
Urbanisation is one of the most important potential drivers of productivity and growth in the global economy. But if countries and cities are to capture the productivity benefits of urban growth while minimising the costs, cities will need to shift to a more economically and environmentally sustainable growth pattern.
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Linet Nunes Vs. Goa State Pollution Control Board & Others dated 22/09/2017 regarding consent to operate granted to Linet Nunes Curlies Restaurant, Panaji, Goa. Tribunal directs Linnet Nunes to submit to the Pollution Control Board the NOC/approval from the concerned Panchayat.
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Raghunath Jha Vs. Ministry of Urban Development dated 22/09/2017 regarding destruction of trees as a result of demolition of government residential colonies, Delhi. NGT directs the Project Proponent to plant the tall trees at the site in question and if the space falls short, then the plantation shall be done at the site allocated for that purpose by the Delhi Development Authority. The plants shall be planted as a condition precedent to the cutting of the trees.
Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Roshni B. Patel Vrs. Union of India & Others regarding construction of bridge over Tena Creek without CRZ clearance, Gujarat, 19/09/2017.
The Government of India along with the various State and Local Governments is implementing several flagship Urban Missions. An overarching goal of the various missions and schemes is to make Indian cities more ‘Liveable’.