12 May 2020 | TNN

The forest department has halted construction on Huda’s Chakkarpur Bundh project due to environmental concerns

After finding discrepancies in the Haryana Urban Development Authority’s (Huda) execution of Chakkarpur bundh project, the forest department on Thursday cancelled the permission granted for restoration work.

The 5.2-kilometre long bundh, stretching from Chakarpur village to Sector 56 was to be converted to a city forest after the bundh was chosen for an eco-restoration project in January. Part of the project from Chakkarpur village to Galleria market was given to the Huda and the rest was being taken care by an NGO ‘I am Gurgaon’. The project was to be completed in four months and while the NGO has adhered to the deadline, the Huda has not started work.

“This callous attitude in executing the work by Huda officials shows their unwillingness to accomplish this work. Therefore, the earlier permission granted by this office stands null and void,” the letter said.

The Huda confirmed that it has stopped work on the bundh. “We have stopped work on the stretch as directed by the forest department,” a senior official Huda official said.


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