NGT criticises Ministry on Chardham highway project

first_imgThe National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday rapped the Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways (MoRTH) for not submitting a plan on the disposal of muck from the construction site of the Chardham highway project in Uttarakhand.A Bench headed by NGT acting chairperson Jawad Rahim gave the authorities time till April 19 to comply with the previous orders and file the action plan.Noting that the Ministry had failed to submit a plan despite the tribunal not passing any interim order, the green bench said: “Even muck dumping plan which we had directed to file has not been filed or produced today. This can hardly be appreciated. Be that as it may, we restrain ourselves from imposing cost but we make it clear that no further adjournment would be granted in the case.”The green panel further said that its previous orders would be continued till any other order is passed.Earlier, on March 21, the NGT had said: “Material placed by the project proponent (MoRTH) shows that the project activity has commenced somewhere in the year 2015, therefore we do not intend to pass any interim order but till further hearing of the issues, the project proponent should restrain from felling of trees.”NGO for stay on projectThe directions came while the tribunal was hearing a plea filed by Citizens of Green Doon, a Dehradun based NGO that had sought a stay on the road widening project. The petitioners had further claimed that the construction work was being carried out in violation of environmental laws.last_img read more

Looks Like Tanaka for Yank Opener

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares TAMPA— Masahiro Tanaka is lined up to start the Yankees’ opener against Toronto on April 6, which would end CC Sabathia’s streak of six straight opening-day starts for New York.Yankees manager Joe Girardi says Sabathia’s next exhibition start is Saturday, which lines up the 34-year old left-hander to face the Blue Jays on April 8.Sabathia is coming back from season-ending knee surgery in July. He has 11 opening-days starts overall.Tanaka is starting his second season with New York.last_img read more