India: stop unloading cement in goods shed

India: stop unloading cement in goods shed
Published: 02 May 2007

Aundh Road-based Laboni Towers Co-operative Housing Society Ltd has threatened legal action if the Central Railways (CR) declined to stop unloading cement at the Khadki goods shed.


A press communiqué issued by the society has said they have taken up the issue with the Pune railway division authorities as well as the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB), citing that work at the shed was polluting the environment. “It has been observed recently that the unloading of cement (at the shed) was causing serious health hazards to citizens staying in these (neighbouring) areas,” the communiqué said on Tuesday.


It added that the MPCB had also advised the railway authorities against the same. The society has said it would resort to legal help in case the railway authorities failed to adhere to the MPCB’s advice.