SC Stays NGT Order Clearing Chardham Project In Uttarakhand

On Monday, October 22, 2018,the Supreme Court stayed the order of National Green Tribunal (NGT) which had cleared the ‘Chardham Mahamarg Vikas Pariyojna’ that aims at improving the connectivity to Char Dham pilgrimage centers in the Himalayas.

The petition was filled by  a NGO ‘Citizens for Green Doon’, said that ” the 900 km project in the hilly state was being carried out without any environment impact assessment.”

A bench of Justices RF Nariman and S Abdul Nazeer, then stayed the order of tribunal and sought response from the Centre and state government by November 15.

It also had alleged that the road widening work to connect Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri and Gangotri in Uttarakhand was being carried out in violation of environmental laws.

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