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Posted at: May 8, 2019, 8:07 AM; last updated: May 8, 2019, 8:07 AM (IST)

4 passages across Yamuna destroyed

4 passages across Yamuna destroyed
A makeshift passage being destroyed at Kanalsi village in Yamunanagar. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service
Yamunanagar, May 7

The district administration, has destroyed four of the five makeshift passages built across the Yamuna at different places in the district.

A team of the administration led by Jasvinder Hooda, sub-divisional officer (SDO), Irrigation Department, on Tuesday destroyed the passages in Bibipur and Karhera villages.

Haridev Kamboj, executive engineer, Water Services Division, Dadupur, said the makeshift passage in Kanalsi village was destroyed on Sunday and the one in Mandauli village was removed on Monday.

“So far, four of the five makeshift passages have been destroyed. The last one situated in Pobari village will be destroyed soon,” said Kamboj.

In gross violation of the National Green Tribunal guidelines and the Punjab and Haryana High Court ruling, five makeshift passages were constructed using cement pipes, sand bags and soil. These passages posed a threat of the diversion of the Yamuna and caused environmental damage.

Sources said the passages largely facilitated the operation of mining contractors.


Violation of norms

In gross violation of the National Green Tribunal guidelines and the Punjab and Haryana High Court ruling, five makeshift passages were constructed using cement pipes, sand bags and soil. These passages posed a threat of the diversion of the Yamuna and caused environmental damage.

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