CPCB directed to file status report
New Delhi, Apr 20 (UNI) The Surpeme Court today directed Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to file status report by May 4 with regard to the installation of machines at modernised abattoir coming up at Ghazipur in Delhi.
A Bench, comprising Justice Ashok Bhan, Justice S B Sinha and Mr Justice A K Mathur, also directed CPCB to inform the Court whether affluent treatment plant has been constructed and the progress made in setting up of bio-gas plant.
The Pollution Control Board was also instructed to state the results of trial run of rendering plant, construction of pucca roads with sprinklers, to contain dust/air pollution and the progress made in plantation of trees.
The court also directed Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) to finalise pending bills, to fix the price of imported machines in the second stage by April 30.
The civic body was also directed to make payments to the contractor.
It may be noted that the court is monitoring the project, which is to replace outdated water house at Idgah, located in congested area of central Delhi.
The construction of modernised slaughterhouse at Ghazipur is to be completed by June 30.
The court has already warned the MCD officials concerned of strict legal actions, if they are found guilty of dereliction of duty.
The court has also informed the MCD that it is because of it that the cost of new abattoir has gone up from Rs 65 crore to Rs 185 crore.
There has already been a demand for a CBI inquiry into the scam.
UNI AKS/SC AD RS1617