NGT bans hot mix plants, Noida road works hit

NGT bans hot mix plants, Noida road works hit

After the National Green Tribunal (NGT) refused to allow sealed hot mix plants to reopen in Noida, road repair and road resurfacing work has been disrupted.

The Noida Authority and the Gautam Budh Nagar district administration had earlier requested the NGT to allow operation of legal hot mix plants so that urgent road repair and road resurfacing work could be carried out.

"Tribunal chairperson Swatantra Kumar is on leave so the other bench heard our case. It did not allow the operation of any hot mix plant. So we cannot carry out any road repair or resurfacing work. Now, the NGT is scheduled to hear the case on April 28 and, till then, all repair works will have to be postponed," said SC Mishra, Senior Project Engineer, Noida Authority.

The roads in immediate need of repair are Dadri-Surajpur-Chhalera (DSC) road, the 25 km Noida Expressway, Road No 6 and Master Plan-II Road over which an elevated road is being constructed.

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