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environment

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Petition to Chief Minister of Maharashtra, managing director - cidco, commissioner - nmmc, urban development department, Gurunath Arse, Chief environment secretary, Conservator of forest, Konkan divisional commissiner, Jayram Gowda, Satish Gavai, sunil agarwal, CITIZENS OF INDIA

Citizens of India , Save 80 hectares of wetlands & mangroves in Navi Mumbai

 Dear Citizens, An area as big as 80 hectares is being handed over to a private builder for residential and commercial development in name of golf course by changing the land use from No Development Zone to Regional Park Zone and Residential Zone. This has shocked the citizens of Mumbai / Navi Mumbai. The area is rich in biodiversity, has reserved mangrove forests , wetlands and is the habitat of many bird species including migratory birds like flamingos. Its biodiversity / marine life has been studied by Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) and TERI who have issued various reports recommending that the area’s biodiversity be preserved. We are surprised that CIDCO proposes to build a Golf Course when it has recently built one in Kharghar just over 10 kms away. CIDCO, as a responsible Planning Body, should preserve the green lungs of the city and ensure residential buildings are not built in area which is a habitat of birds and has protected mangroves and wetlands. But CIDCO has been taking approvals from different ministries and government bodies like MCZMA by making statements that there are no wetlands in this area. Please ask authorities to take back the notification and approvals for change in land use obtained on the basis of false and misleading statements. Develop this area as eco tourism spot instead of destroying wetlands for one more golf course and residential towers in Navi Mumbai. Thanking you We have already filed a PIL 58/2018 in Mumbai High Court. The support of maximum people will help in opening the eyes of decision makers. Link to our Facebook page :  https://www.facebook.com/groups/savenavimumbaienvironment/ https://www.facebook.com/saveTalaweWetlands/

sunil agarwal
5,670 supporters
Started 3 days ago

Petition to Sh. Anil Baijal

Spare the Yamuna from swallowing Delhi's waste - #YamunaBakshoAandolan

Recently, the East Delhi Municipal Corporation has obtained the permission of the Central Pollution Control Board to build new landfills in the Yamuna river zone, or the ‘O’ zone of the Delhi masterplan. Any activity on the ‘O’ zone means building on the fragile Yamuna floodplains. This could potentially mean the end of the already terminally ill Yamuna river as a living entity.  It is well known from scientific studies- across India and internationally- that there is no landfill that does not finally leak. Indians depend on either river or underground water for drinking. The country’s scientific establishment has shown beyond doubt that India’s landfills are poisoning all forms of water and soil.  Not only this, but as wet waste reaches landfills, it emits the highly combustible methane, which causes fire, with the residual plastic in the landfill adding fuel. As a result of this, both Delhi’s active landfills are always partially on fire. This exacerbates the severe air pollution condition. The leachate from this new landfill will also poison the Yamuna, which will severely impact not only Delhiites, whose only source of drinking water is the river, but millions of Indians downstream. It will also add to the environmental burden of the city, already strained to its limits. International experience shows that even if it is built to global standards, it will eventually contaminate water irreversibly. This apart, the rich bio-diversity of the river will also be seriously threatened by such toxic exposure. We, therefore, call for a rollback of this permission and plan to spare the Yamuna from swallowing Delhi's waste.  #YamunaBakshoAandolan

Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group
229 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Sh. Nitin Gadkari, Sh. Deepak Kumar, Sh. Udeep K Singhal GM (Tech), Delhi, Sh. B B Mohapatra, Sh. Vaibhav Dange, Sh. Hardeep S. Puri, Sh. B. Purushartha, Sh. Arvind Kejriwal, Sh. Narendra Modi, Sh. Manohar Lal Khattar, Sh. S.S.Prasad, Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki, Chief Secretary Haryana, Sh. Rao Inderjit Singh, Director Secretory, Gurgaon, Sh. Dhesi Depinder Singh, Sh. S.S.Prasad, I.A.S, Sh. Yashpal Yadav, Sh. Arun Kumar Gupta, Sh. Arun Kumar Gupta

Remove #KherkiDaulaToll | Quickly Complete #DwarkaExpressway | Reduce Air Pollution & Jams

After signing the Petition please forward this to all your friends, family and colleagues who are impacted due to delay in removal of Kherki Daula Toll and delay in completion of Dwarka Expressway leading to massive Traffic Jams on NH8 and Pollution in Gurgaon. It was a jam that lasted so long and was so bad that it earned itself a unique name: Gurujam. The world knows about the Maha Traffic Jam of 20+ hours on NH8 ( Delhi Gurgaon Expressway ) dated 28-July-2016 6:00 PM onwards after heavy rainfall which lasted for a day bringing traffic to a standstill with the tailback extending up to 24 kilometers or more (source). This was not just one day, the daily bumper to bumper traffic is a perpetual problematic matter for lacs of daily commuters on Delhi Gurgaon Expressway NH8 which directly or indirectly impact our daily lives. Few major instances of NH8 Traffic Jams are listed below: o  20 Hours Traffic Jam on NH8 dated 28-July-2016 (source). o  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley stuck in NH8 Traffic Jam dated 7-March-2016 (source) o  7 Hours Traffic Jam on NH8 dated 7-Nov-2015 Spread over 20 Kms (source) o  5 Hours Traffic Jam on 8-Sept-2015 (source) o  4 Hours Traffic Jam on 21-Aug-2015 (source) o  4 Hours Traffic Jam on NH8 dated 22-May-2015 Spread over 20 Kms (source) o  Hours Traffic Jam on NH8 dated 5-Sept-2014 (source) o  2 Hours Traffic Jam on NH8 dated 28-Feb-2014 (source) o  Three Union ministers, including road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari stuck in Traffic Jam on NH-8 dated 25-July-2014 (source) The list of traffic Jams on NH8 is endless. The traffic carrying capacity of the road was breached before 2013 itself (source) What is the daily traffic jam costing you? In a traffic jam, a vehicle consumes almost 20% more fuel. Assuming that you are in a jam six times in a week, you spend Rs.108 more than you would otherwise. Rs. 60,0000 crore can be lost every year, including fuel wastage, due to traffic delays on high-volume highways. (source).  Civic agencies have failed to develop roads with futuristic planning which is now hurting the city as more than 10,000 new vehicles roll out on to the streets of Gurgaon every three months (source) Amid the planned robust expansion of Gurgaon and nearby industrial areas like Manesar and influx of expected heavy traffic due to increasing car penetration in Delhi NCR, Haryana Govt. announced the ambitious 150 M Wide x 8 Lane x 18 Km Long expressway project named as Dwarka Expressway or Northern Peripheral Road (NPR) in year 2007 to improve connectivity between Dwarka and Gurgaon (3rd Major Connecting road after NH8 and Mehrauli – Gurgaon Road). Both Delhi and Haryana Govt. signed off MOU in 2007, the initial Target set by the Govt. to complete Dwarka Expressway Govt. was before CWG’10 (Common Wealth Games) however till date the 28 KM National Highway road has not been completed to improve the connectivity and reduce traffic load on NH8. Key Objective of Dwarka Expressway were: 1. to off-load the Traffic from NH8 by 40% 2. to smoothen the airport connectivity with mega industrial area (Manesar) by reducing travel time/distance 3. to development of New Gurgaon Residential Sector to meet the housing demand of Millennium sector. Impact on End Users: More than 90,000+ residents and home buyers from middle class and upper middle class category have purchased their dream homes in Dwarka Expressway and New Gurugram. Some of them have already got the possession of their flats after the delay of 2 or more year and some are in process to get their dream homes in next 6 months to 1 year (source). Residents across the sectors of new Gurgaon area like 37, 76, 77, 78,79,80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 99A, 100, 101, 102, 102A, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 110A, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115 etc. will have following huge impact due to further delay of Dwarka Expressway: o More and more traffic burden on NH8 will continue. Vehicle population has increased by more than 40% in last 5 years. o Increase in travel time/distance by more than 40% for office goers from Dwarka and nearby areas o Increase in Pollution, not just due to traffic issues, but due to increased use of diesel gensets for electricity, causing more deaths due to respiratory diseases in people in Delhi & Gurgaon o Infrastructure like Sector Roads, electricity supply from grid, water supply and sewage system will be incomplete for long term due to non-operational of Dwarka Expressway o  Increase in waste of government subsidy due to use of diesel generators for electricity owing to incomplete infrastructure o  Poor airport connectivity for residents of new sectors across Dwarka Expressway, causing more traffic jams o  Delay in planned public transportation like metro for new sectors across Dwarka Expressway as per Master Plan, causing more traffic jams o  Concern on expansion plan of Manesar Industrial Area In order to provide relief to lacs daily commuters of Delhi-Gurgaon-Manesar-Jaipur and 90,000 buyers who invested in Dwarka Expressway we request the Govt. facilitate below: 1. Time bound completion of Dwarka Expressway to distribute NH8 Traffic 2. Proper Connectivity of Dwarka Expressway to Delhi and NH8 3. Time bound removal of Kherki Dhaula Toll Plaza (Gurgaon-Manesar Toll) to reduce Traffic Jams 4. Or provide free Tags for residents of New Gurgaon Sectors across Kherki Dhaula Toll Plaza like Govt. has provided free tags to the people of 32 villages falling near Kherki Dhaula toll Plaza. 5. Time bound connectivity of Dwarka Expressway (NPR Sec 37, 81 to 115) to Southern Peripheral Road (SPR Sec 76 to 80) 6. Time bound completion of all Master and Sector Roads of New Gurgaon. 7. Time bound completion of Electric Sub-Stations and Govt. Electricty supply for all new townships.8. Metro Connectivity from Dwarka to Gurgaon to Manesar as per plan. Requesting everyone impacted to support the cause to waken the Govt. and authorities to take immediate actions which impacts our daily lives. You may also voice out your concerns in the comment section below.

#DwarkaExpressway & #KherkiDaulaToll
4,842 supporters
Update posted 6 days ago

Petition to Mr Anil Baijal, Mr Arvind Kejriwal, Mr Kapil Mishra, NGT , Chairman, CPCB

No Landfill on the banks of Yamuna, Find another site.

Our drinking water will be poisoned if we don’t act now. The East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) is planning to build TWO landfills on the banks of the Yamuna - one at Sonia Vihar (150 acres) and another one at Ghonda Gujran (50 acres), both in active floodplains. This is the most dangerous place to build a landfill. Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has given a nod to the proposal, ignoring several laws such as the Water Act, 1974, The Environment Protection Act, 1986, the Waste Management Rules, 2016, The Ganga Authority Notification 2016, The NGT judgment dated January 13, 2015, in Maily se Nirmal Yamuna case, the DDA Act and The Zonal Plan for Zone O (river zone). Garbage, toxins & heavy metals will flow directly from this landfill into the Yamuna. These toxins will enter our drinking water creating a health crisis.   The Yamuna bank is an active floodplain which drains directly into the river. The area is also highly unstable with seismic activity. Any toxins stored on the banks will spill into the river and poison it. From the Yamuna, the toxins will enter Delhi’s groundwater and water supply, also the fact that the water table is high in these areas and therefore toxic leachate from the landfills is going to pollute the underground aquifers for all times. The water coming to our homes will become dangerous for us to use or consume. We need to make sure this landfill does not come up on the Yamuna banks. The landfill must be shifted to a safer site far away from our water supply. Once the Landfill is built the damage will be done. It will be a bureaucratic nightmare to implement safety measures or shut it down and reverse the damage. We must show the authorities right away that there is massive public opposition to building a landfill on the Yamuna banks.   We must unite now to protect the Yamuna, our water and our health.

Vimlendu Jha
2,854 supporters