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Sukhdev Vihar residents complain to CM about land use change

Source: The Times of India, New Delhi, Date: , 2017

New Delhi, Jan 01 2017: Residents of Sukhdev Vihar have written to chief minister Arvind Kejriwal complaining about change in land use of a 10 acre “green area“ where the Okhla waste-to-energy plant came up. They highlighted that no notification was issued on change in land use when the plant was constructed in 2010. Residents' petition against the waste-to-energy plant for causing toxic air pollution in the area is currently being heard by the National Green Tribunal (NGT). Judgment has been reserved on the case but it may conclude soon, according to lawyers. The letter said that Delhi Development Authority's (DDA) lawyer in NGT admitted recently that the plant occupies 10 acres of green area under the master plan of Delhi. “No change in land use has ever been notified. DDA counsel has taken the position that NGT has no jurisdiction over the Delhi master plan,“ the letter stated.