RAVI CHOPRA COMMITTEE: SC ORDERS VIOLATED IN CHARDHAM PROJECT

The Supreme Court appointed Ravi Chopra Committee has alleged that the Chardham road project has violated the writ. The supreme court had ruled that width of road constructed under chardham project shall be 5.5metres. This ruled was based on the recommendation of Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) for mountain roads. To the contrary, the Gol has sanctioned road width of 10-12 metres. The MoRTH has allowed the 700 km road project to continue with 10-metre width. This according to the Committee is a contravention of the SC.

A petition was filed with National Green Tribunal. The petition said that the project violated the environmental impact assessment Notification,2006. However the project stopped by the Supreme court. The apex court also constituted Ravi Chopra Committee to assess the environmental violations if any.



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