NGT asks for remedial measures over possible environmental violations in building road at Indo-Nepal border

The petitioner has expressed concern that this might have an adverse impact on wildlife sanctuaries and would result in tree felling on a large scale

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The Principal bench of National Green Tribunal (NGT) headed by Chairperson Adarsh Kumar Goel had asked the Chief Wildlife Warden of UP to see whether or not, a road being built at Indo-Nepal border by SSB will have an adverse effect on wildlife and vegetation and to take remedial measures if necessary. The NGT was hearing a complaint by petitioner Vishnu Kumar Gupta who had alleged that  the construction of the road will have an adverse impact on Dudhwa Tiger Reserve and Sohelva Wildlife Sanctuary. He also feared that 55,000 trees might be cu for the road.

The NGT said that although the construction of road for defence is necessary it is also important to comply with the environmental norms. reporter