Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding construction of road within the flood lines of river Panzara, Dhule, Maharashtra, 19/11/2018
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Narendra G. Pardeshi Vs Public Works Department Dhule & Others dated 19/11/2018. This application seeks injunction against the construction of road within the flood lines and green zone on both sides of river Panzara. According to the applicant, road is being constructed in Dhule city by the Public Works Department in violation of Development Plan and also in violation of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, National Water Policy, 2012, the circular dated 21.09.1989 of the State of Maharashtra and the directions of this Tribunal prohibiting construction within 50 meters from blue line of the river.
National Green Tribunal finds no illegality in improvement of an existing road, being undertaken by the State of Maharashtra. Further NGT directs the State of Maharashtra to develop atleast one bio-diversity park in the floodplain and also to undertake avenue plantation in the area.