From ET Realty
GURGAON: A city developer has been served a show-cause notice by Huda for discharging sewage into the Yamuna through a storm water drainage line in direct violation of an NGT directive.
The notice was issued by the engineering cell of Huda on February 4 under Section 43/44 of Water (prevention and control of pollution) Act.
In a recent joint inspection by Huda, the pollution control board and the MCG, it was found that Ansal Buildwell Ltd, one of the developers of Sushant Lok-II had allegedly connected sewerage lines from sectors 56 and 57 to a storm water drainage. “Sewage is being discharged into storm water drainage 4, passing through sectors 56 and 57. This is a violation of NGT norms,” said Bhoop Singh, Huda executive engineer.
The builder had no permission to connect the sewerage lines to the storm water drainage and it is a violation of CLU norms, officials said. The joint inspection found that sewerage lines had been joined with drainage 4 at 10 different locations including one near Pathways Public School on Golf Course Road and Block E, F and behind Baani Hotel in Sushant Lok-II.
“We had issued several notices to the developer, but the sewerage lines were not disconnected. Now, the senior town planner has directed action against the developer according to change-of-land-use rules,” Singh said.
There are six drainages under Huda to drain excess rainwater and groundwater, out of which three meet the Najafgarh drain carrying untreated sewage along with rain water to the Yamuna.
A spokesperson of Ansal Buildwell Ltd said, “We are yet to study the notice. We have been following all the rules and will do so in the future as well.” Huda, on the direction of the NGT, is constructing a sewage treatment plant in Sector 107. The STP of 175MLD capacity is expected to come up on a 53-acre plot in Sector 107 along the Najafgarh drain. The project will cost Rs 210 crore and it will treat sewage from sectors 3, 5, 12, 14, 16, 17, 25, 27, 28, 29, 89, 115, DLF, Palam Vihar, Dundahera and Mullahera.