Supreme Court asks Delhi to amend plan or shift Millennium Depot

| Friday, February 5, 2016 - 17:24
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Supreme Court
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday asked Delhi government and DTC to either amend the master plan to retain Millennium Bus Depot on the banks of River Yamuna or shift it to some other place.
The apex court bench headed by Chief Justice T.S.Thakur along with justices AK Sikri and R Banumathi gave the Delhi government a year's time to act either way.
This depot of 50-acre was built on the bank of Yamuna River as a temporary depot during the 2010 Commonwealth games with lots of facilities like parking space, workshop-cum-scanning centres,  logistics centre and CNG-filling stations.
 The court made it clear that Delhi government would not get any further time beyond one year to decide the fate of the contentious depot which was set-up in 2010 Commonwealth Games for a period of two weeks to park the low floor buses.
Environmentalists have been asking for the shifting of the Millennium Depot contending that Yamuna bank on which it is located is in fact a part of the flood plains of the river.
(With inputs from: IANS)
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