NGT imposes Rs.50 lakh fine on East Coast Railway

Posted on:30 May 2016 17:50:00

NGT imposes Rs.50 lakh fine on East Coast Railway
30 May 2016 Current Affairs GK: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has imposed a fine of `50 lakh on East Coast Railway  for operating a illegal railway siding without consent of the Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) at Jakhapura railway station near Kalinganagar in Odisha’s Jajpur district.

The Kolkata bench of NGT that was hearing the case asked the railway board to deposit the fine amount at the Jajpur Collectorate within 2 months as environmental compensation for five years for operation of the railway siding.

The NGT has asked the Jajpur Collector to make use of 25 lakh for infra development of Primary Health Centre at Jakhapura and remaining amount will be for improving environment in and around railway siding the court directed.

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