Capital Endangered By Floods

New Delhi: Argument is being done in the National Green Tribunal over the construction of the new capital city of AP. Sanjay Parekh, the petitioner's lawyer argued how it was possible to increase the height of 10,000-acre area by 25 feet in order to prevent the threat of floods. Stating that they were not against the construction of the capital city, but were against the selection of area. He explained how the capital city was threatened by possible floods of Kondaveeti Vagu and Krishna river.
Mentioning that Amaravthi was 21.7 m above sea level, he stated that Krishna river's height would rise by 25 m at the time of floods. He informed that environmental research reports clearly stated that the 10,000-acre area of Amaravathi was threatened by floods. Ganguly, the lawyer of AP Government failed to answer the question posed by Parekh how such wide area's height could be increased. Then, the case got adjourned to tomorrow.

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