W.P.Nos.35155 of 2019 and 3265 of 2020 N.KIRUBAKARAN, J. and P.VELMURUGAN, J. (Order of the Court was made by N.Kirubakaran, J) Pursuant to the earlier order passed by this Court, the Commissioner, Greater Chennai Corporation and Deputy Secretary, Municipal Administration and Water Supply Department, Chennai are present before this Court. An affidavit has also been filed by the Corporation in response to the queries raised by this Court on the previous occasion. Full order

W.P.Nos.35155 of 2019 and 3265 of 2020
N.KIRUBAKARAN, J.
and
P.VELMURUGAN, J.
(Order of the Court was made by N.Kirubakaran, J)
Pursuant to the earlier order passed by this Court, the Commissioner, Greater Chennai Corporation and Deputy Secretary, Municipal Administration and Water Supply Department, Chennai are present before this Court. An affidavit has also been filed by the Corporation in response to the queries raised by this Court on the previous occasion.
2.When this Court questioned the steps taken to prevent pollution in the waterways running across the city viz., Cooum, Adyar and Buckingham canal and also construction of sewerage treatment plants along the waterways every 3 kms or at every stage or creating master sewerage treatment plant for whole of the city, the Commissioner, Greater Chennai Corporation would submit that the projects are being implemented by the Chennai Rivers Restoration Trust in coordination with other departments.
3.It is submitted by the Commissioner that about 7 million tons of garbage has been dumped in Kodungaiyur. With regard to garbage which has been dumped in Perungudi, it is submitted that a proposal for about Rs.400 crores has been sent to the Government for 100% collection of household waste. Mr.P.H.Aravind Pandian, learned Additional Advocate General would submit that within 30 days time the project (Perungudi) would be approved and provided to the Corporation. Further, it is submitted that to dispose of the waste, contract has been given to a Spanish based company, for about 3000 MT covering 7 full zones. Out of remaining 8 zones, 4 zones will be directly maintained by the Corporation and for 4 zones tender process is almost over.
4.Since the funding with regard to Swatch Bharat II has to be made by the Ministry of Housing, this Court suo motu impleads the Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Union of India, New Delhi as party respondent to this proceedings. Mr.G.Karthikeyan, learned Assistant Solicitor General takes notice on behalf of the newly impleaded respondent. He undertakes to get instruction as to when the Swatch Bharat II fund could be released, so that the Rs.1000 crores proposal for disposal of garbage which has been dumped for the past four decades in Kodungaiyur could be claimed.
5.The committee which is looking into the revision of property tax shall file report within 30 days from the date of receipt of a copy of this order and thereafter, the Government shall take appropriate decision at the earliest.
6.Registry is directed to tag WP.No.3881 of 2020 along with this matter, after getting necessary orders from My lord the Hon’ble Chief Justice and list on 27.02.2020.
(N.K.K.,J) (P.V.,J)
18.02.2020

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