Greens see Creek Vanishing, Get Wharf Expansion Halted

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  • Expansion works at Old Fisheries Harbour at Bunder stopped after complaints that it is filling up the creek violating coastal regulation zone or CRZ rules 
  • Work in question relates to construction of a wharf at Thota Bengre in Mangalore, Karnataka, worked stopped for the second time in last 6 months
  • Work stopped on complaint by Mangalore based activist Octavia Albuquerque and others to National Green Tribunal, in 2011 project cost was 57.6 crores
  • Project cost up by 98 crore, aimed to ensure more mechanised boats fit into expanded jetty, now congested because of short space and more boats
  • NGT did not agree with argument that it is not a creek but a pond, orders status quo be maintained in the area, bringing all constructions works to a halt.

Exams Perspective:

  1. Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ)
  2. Creek
  3. Wharf
  4. National Green Tribunal (NGT)

 

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