Hotels Near Delhi Airport Under NGT Scanner
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Aam Aadmi Party government and the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) to give a report on hotels operating at Mahipalpur near the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) here. A Bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar has issued notices to the city government, the DPCC, hotel Jindal Palace and others while seeking their reply in two weeks. The Bench has posted the matter for hearing on December 14.
The NGT direction came on a plea, seeking action against hotels operating without requisite permission and causing environmental pollution in the Mahilpalpur area. The plea claimed that hotels in the area were operating in an illegal manner, without obtaining due licences and no-objection certificate from authorities.
According to the plea, there were several lapses in these hotels which were allegedly withdrawing water through borewells and they lacked permission from the Central Ground Water Authority.
"Most of the hotels are operating illegally without obtaining proper licences. Due to the commercial activity, the residents are facing health hazards due to the air and water pollution. Food and solid waste is also being discharged by these hotels in sewage line resulting in blockage of these lines," the plea said.
With inputs from Housing News