In a letter to the principal secretary, Uttar Pradesh irrigation and flood control department, the two-member Yamuna Monitoring Committee said they recently received reports alleging encroachment in the Noida portion of the floodplains from a civil society organisation.
The Delhi Chapter of South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People (SANDRP) claimed a water body existed on Noida morh, opposite Akshardham Temple, before 2016.
It said large scale construction on the floodplains in violation of a National Green Tribunal (NGT) order led to the disappearance of the water body.
Heavy machines were used for levelling the floodplains, it claimed.
The panel, comprising retired NGT expert member B S Sajawan and former Delhi Chief Secretary Shailaja Chandra, has asked the UP department concerned to investigate the matter and submit a detailed action taken report by September 28. PTI GVS KJ KJ
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