Mumbai: The Bombay High Court bench of Justice Abhay Oka and Justice P N Deshmukh has given relief to Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) over solid waste management and complete ban on new construction.
The High Court accepted affidavit submitted by the TMC through which the TMC administration agreed not to dump the waste on mangroves and even not on buffer zone 500 meter away from the mangroves. The court had warned TMC administration if it will not follow its instruction, TMC will face severe consequences. The TMC in its affidavit has informed the court that it has opted segregation of solid and wet waste management system formulated in 2016.
The HC has slammed BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation on the same solid waste management issue and has restricted any new construction in BMC periphery. However, the HC has exempted redevelopment of dilapidated buildings, reparing, construction of new hospital, school and colleges.
According to HC order, the restrictions in Mumbai will be applicable till new dumping ground will be functional which is expected to be functional in 2019.
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