Stop Noida Ambedkar park construction : SC panel

      The Supreme Court-appointed Central Empowered Committee (CEC) has recommended halt to the construction of Ambedkar Park in Noida with immediate effect. The Mayawati Government is constructing the Bhimrao Ambedkar Park in Noida with an estimated cost of Rs.550 crore on the banks of the River Yamuna. The committee has sighted the violation of environmental laws as the reason for such recommendation. According to sources, the committee headed by former Union Environment Secretary, P.V. Jayakrishna has conveyed the apex court that the project does not have the required environmental clearance. The court is expected to give its opinion on the recommendations next week. The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday accused the Central Government of obstructing the dream projects of Mayawati. The project came into the spotlight after a residents' association of Noida moved a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) before the apex court raising environment issues against the construction The apex court constituted the CEC to look into the issue following which the committee visited the site Aug 12.

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