Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding flooding due to a pedestrian bridge across the Adyar river in Manapakkam, Chennai, 01/07/2016
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dr. C.K. Sreedharan Vs Secretary to Government, Public Works Department, Government of Tamil Nadu dated 01/07/2016 regarding flooding due to a pedestrian bridge across the Adyar river in Manapakkam, Chennai. The counsel appearing for the Dr. C.K. Sreedharan has brought to the notice of this Tribunal that during the heavy rain in the month of November and December 2015, the bridge which was put up by the Officers Training Academy (OTA) across the Adyar river, has been washed away and now, again they are attempting to put up a new bridge, by which the water flow is being restricted. It is due to such restriction of flow of water in the river, the flood has become a disaster on the earlier occasion.
NGT passes an order of Interim Injunction against the authorities of Officers Training Academy (OTA) from proceeding with the construction of the bridge across the Adyar River at St.Thomas Mount until further orders from this Tribunal.