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Bhopal/Jabalpur: A division bench of the state high court has asked all district administrations located on the banks of river Narmada to present guidelines followed by them for construction on the shores of Naramada in urban and rural areas. It has asked MP government to present guidelines in this regard followed in other states through which Narmada flows.

Hearing a petition filed by Dayoday Seva Kendra alleging violation of no-construction norm within 300 metres on the banks of river Narmada, the division bench of Chief Justice R V Malimath and Justice Vishal Mishra issued the directives.

The petitioner organisation has referred to construction of a multi-storied building by BJP leader and former minister Omprakash Dhurve within 50 metres of the banks of Narmada in Dindori town to buttress their point that illegal construction on the banks of the river is rampant in the state.

In the previous hearings of the case, Jabalpur municipal corporation (JMC) had apprised the court that 75 illegal constructions were found on the banks of river Narmada after the year 2008.The MP high court had ordered removal of all constructions within 300 metres on the banks of river Narmada built after October 1, 2008.

The court had also asked for videography of the demolition work and appointed advocate Manoj Sharma as court commissioner for the task.

In a previous hearing, Sharma had apprised the court that he had submitted his report on the issue with the registry of the MP high court. Following this, the court had asked to provide a copy of the report to all the parties involved in the case.

During hearing of the case, the court also sought a copy of the reply submitted by the state government in the matter. Advocates Saurabh Kumar Tiwari and Kashi Patel appeared in the case on behalf of the petitioner.


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