Failed to respond to notice to appear before tribunal; case relates to violation of ban on using groundwater for construction
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday issued a bailable warrant against the managing director of Noida-based real estate company, ET Infra Developers Pvt Ltd, for not appearing before the tribunal in response to a show cause notice.
The developer was found using ground water for construction purposes in Noida and Greater Noida in spite of NGT banning it. The matter would be heard next on October 9.
The tribunal had served notices to 12 real estate developers, including DLF and Jaypee Greens, on August 22 after the committee constituted by the tribunal submitted a report saying these developers had been violating the NGT ban.
Personal appearance of other developers who were served notices was exempted after their senior employees or lawyers made an oral plea. However, warrant was issued against the managing director of ET Infra after nobody appeared on his behalf.
The tribunal asked the developers from where are they are getting water for construction work and how much water is needed for it.
The tribunal has asked the Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway authorities how much water could be provided from various sewage treatment plants for construction purpose.
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