NHAI pulled up over documents on green cover along highways

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has pulled up the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) for not furnishing relevant documents in compliance with previous orders pertaining to maintaining mandatory green cover along national and State highways.

Stating that authorities lacked “respect for the rule of law,” an NGT Bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said, “Neither any response has been furnished nor there is any appearance on its behalf. This makes out a case of coercive action, including issuance of warrants for production of the erring officer.”

“However, by way of indulgence, we give last opportunity to the NHAI to file a proper affidavit within one month,” the Bench said.

The Hindu
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