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CWG construction: SC gives green signal to govt

July 30, 2009 11:41 IST
The Supreme Court on Thursday gave a green signal to the government to go ahead with its construction activities near the Yamuna river bed for the Commonwealth Games.

A three-judge Bench of Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan, P Sathasivam and B S Chauhan quashed the Delhi High Court order that had put various restrictions on the construction activities citing environmental hazards.

The apex court said the government had observed due process of law by issuing necessary notifications as early as on September 21, 1999 and invited suggestions and objections from citizens and various organisations.

The writ petition challenging the construction activities was filed in 2007. "The High Court should not have entertained the petition at all," the apex court said.

According to the Bench, there was no truth in the allegations that the construction activities were being carried out on the river bed and the flood plain of Yamuna.

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