groupís move to develop a Port near Surat in Gujarat received a boost when the Apex
Court removed the hurdles imposed by the National Green tribunal order on
Supreme Court has set aside the National Green Tribunal Order quashing the
environmental clearance granted to the project in 2013 to Adani-Hazira Port
private limited for development of Port activities in Surat.
bench comprising Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan also directed that the
sum of Rs 25 crore, which the AHPPL had deposited pursuant to NGT's January
2016 order, be refunded to the company. The apex court passed the order after
it was apprised that the matter was settled between the parties and the
fishermen have also been paid adequate compensation by the port project
We are also informed that mangroves have also
been planted at some other place. In view thereof, since the order of the
Tribunal has been worked out, the embargo placed....in the impugned judgment
stands removed and is set aside,Ē the bench said in its order.
NGT, in its order, had set aside the EC granted by the Ministry of Environment
and Forests to the firm and had asked AHPPL and Hazira Infrastructures to
deposit Rs 25 crore with the collector of Surat.