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Games Village: no headway as apex court reserves order

The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its judgment on the Centre’s plea challenging a High Court order that appointed an expert panel to asses environmental impact of the construction of the Commonwealth Games Village on Yamuna riverbed.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its judgment on the Centre’s plea challenging a High Court order that appointed an expert panel to asses environmental impact of the construction of the Commonwealth Games Village on Yamuna riverbed.

But before the Bench comprising Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan and Justices P Sathasivam and B S Chauhan reserved its verdict,environmentalists opposed the government’s reluctance to let the expert panel ascertain the damages to the ecologically fragile riverbed. Counsels representing the environmentalists submitted that they were not against Delhi hosting the Games but the committee appointed by the Delhi High Court should be allowed to carry out its work.

Action could be taken on the basis of the report after the October 2010 events is over,advocate Sanjay Parikh submitted.

The High Court had said that the Games Village would be demolished if the committee found that it violates environment laws.

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First published on: 16-07-2009 at 12:48:47 am
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