A day after the National Green Tribunal asked authorities to reduce air pollution by stopping construction activities, the Uttar Pradesh government and authorities of Noida and Greater Noida did not take any action against any realtor for violating guidelines of the ministry of environment and forest (MoEF)-2010.
“We will take action as and when we receive the copy of tribunal order,” said Manoj Kumar Rai officer on special duty (OSD), Noida authority. Greater Noida additional chief executive officer Harish Kumar Verma also said that his department was waiting for the tribunal order to implement it in letter and spirit.
The tribunal has asked the UP government, Noida and Greater Noida authorities to ascertain whether realtors are carrying out construction as per guidelines or not. The tribunal has asked local authorities to submit a compliance report by April 10.
On Wednesday, local authority deployed some water tankers that were sprinkling water over dug up patches.
Meanwhile, realtors are planning to move Supreme Court against the tribunal order.
“NGT order is arbitrary as the tribunal didn’t give realtors an opportunity to explain their side of the story. We may challenge the order in the Supreme Court if the need arises,” said Gitambar Anand, CMD of ATS group and president of the Confederation of Real Estate Developers of India.