The green panel said after receiving application from the hotels, the CGWA should decide the same in accordance to law within a month and if it was found that total extraction of water by them was in excess of the permissible limit, they should take action.
"Thereafter, a compliance report in the matter be submitted before the tribunal in two months i.e October 22, 2018. On receipt of the compliance, the office is directed to list the same by listing it separately," the bench said.
The tribunal had earlier said illegal withdrawal of groundwater by hotels cannot be permitted if environment has to be protected and scarce resources saved for future generations.
The NGT was hearing a plea filed by resident Shailesh Singh seeking directions to immediately stop withdrawal of groundwater by five star hotels without permission.
The tribunal had earlier issued notices to three five-star hotels, CGWA, Delhi Jal Board, New Delhi Municipal Council and Central Pollution Control Board.
The petitioner had alleged that various five-star hotels, including Hotel Taj Palace, The Leela Palace and Hotel Jaypee Vasant Continental were using several lakh litres of
groundwater and the sources of water were not visible in their premises.
The plea had alleged that according to the Delhi Pollution Control Committee, one of the hotels was extracting 2,22,600 litres of water from supply and having two
bore-wells to extract groundwater.
Earlier, the tribunal had imposed a fine of Rs 7.5 lakh on one of the hotels after it found unsatisfactory rain water harvesting systems in their premises.
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