NGT issues notice to Centre on plea challenging EC for construction of group housing near DU

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New Delhi, Aug 29 (PTI) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has sought the Centre's response on a plea challenging the grant of environmental clearance (EC) for the construction of group housing near the Vishwavidyalaya metro station by a private builder.

"Since this tribunal has to conduct a merit review of the decision granting EC, it is necessary to put the affected parties to notice and call for the record," the bench said.

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel issued notice to the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Young Builders Private Limited and others, seeking their responses within a month.