Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding environmental clearance granted to projects in critically polluted cluster areas, Delhi, 09/09/2014

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Mahendra Pandey Vs. Union of India & Ors. dated 09/09/2014 regarding Environmental Clearance granted for construction of building complex for Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies at PSP Area – IV, Sector – 16, Rohini and for the expansion of the Hindu College at Sudhir Bose Marg, University Enclave are in critically polluted cluster areas. The common contention raised for this prayer is that both these projects are located at Najafgarh Drain Basin and in terms of the Office Memorandum dated 13th January, 2010 issued by the MoEF, this being a critically polluted area, Environmental Clearance ought not to have been granted.