New Delhi, Dec 12: A 5-year-old on Tuesday moved the National Green Tribunal (NGT) alleging noise pollution by the Delhi Metro and sought shifting of Rohini sector 18-19 metro stations. The complaint prompted the NGT to direct the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to adhere to the environmental norms. Also Read - When Will Metro Resume Operations? Here is What Hardeep Singh Puri Says
NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar also directed the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) to ensure that no noise pollution is caused by operations of the Delhi Metro and its construction. The NGT bench was hearing a plea filed by a Rohini resident Samriddhi Goswami. The plea sought Rohini sector 18-19 metro stations be shifted to a suitable site. Also Read - Delhi Metro Not Likely to Resume Operation From August. Here is Why
The 5-year-old also sought erection of sound barriers around the Rohini sector 18 metro station. The plea also sought compensation for causing a trauma to the residents. The plea said that noise pollution may not have a health risk but can lead to sleep disorders, stress, high blood pressure and anxiety. Also Read - When Will Delhi Metro Resume Operation? Not Now, Will Wait For Further Notice, Says DMRC
With inputs from PTI.