Ridge area acts as lungs, supplies oxygen to citizens in Delhi: SC

Updated: Feb 8 2023 7:27PM

New Delhi, Feb 8 (PTI) Delhi Ridge acts as a lung which supplies oxygen to city residents, the Supreme Court said on Wednesday while directing the Delhi Development Authority not to allot any land in areas considered to be notified as protected area.

The court noted that there has been some difficulty in identifying the areas of ridge which are not notified but also have same ridge-like features.

A bench of Justice B R Gavai and Justice Vikram Nath directed the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) to form a committee consisting of a senior officer of the MoEF not below the rank of joint secretary, one representative each of the Delhi Forest Department, Geological Survey of India and DDA, and a nominee of the Ridge Management Board to work out modalities for identifying such areas which need to be protected as a notified ridge.