NGT Issues Warrant Against DMRC MD
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has issued a bailable warrant against the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) managing director Mangu Singh for failure of its officials to appear before it to apprise it on the installation of rainwater harvesting systems.
A Bench headed by acting NGT chairperson Justice U D Salvi passed the order after noting that nobody from the corporation appeared before the green panel despite its earlier order.
The tribunal had directed the official to be present to explain why the rainwater harvesting systems could not be installed at some locations of the Delhi Metro.
"None present on behalf of the DMRC despite its presence being felt necessary as per the order dated December 4, 2017. Consequently, we issue bailable warrants against the Managing Director, DMRC in a sum of Rs 20,000 to the satisfaction of the arresting officer in exercise of our powers...," the Bench said.
The matter will be heard on February 14.
The green panel was hearing a plea by environmentalist Vikrant Kumar Tongad who had sought directions to the DMRC to install proper rainwater harvesting system on all its existing, proposed and under-construction metro stations, tracks and depots.
With inputs from Housing News