The National Green Tribunal, Southern Bench, on Thursday pulled up the authorities including the city Corporation for the dumping of construction debris for laying roads on Marina beach and directed the civic body to remove such debris within three weeks.

The Bench comprising its judicial member Justice M.Chockalingam and expert member R.Nagendran was hearing an application filed by K.Saravanan of Ururkuppam. He sought a direction against construction of an illegal road by dumping debris on the eco-sensitive Srinivasapuram beach near Adyar Estuary.

On Thursday, the applicant brought to the notice of Tribunal on the continued dumping on Pattinapakkam beach in spite of the Tribunal’s order. However, counsel for the Corporation contended that the civic authority had already begun the removal of debris.

Mr. Chockalingam observed that the Marina was one of largest beaches in the world. “A lot of people go for walking there, it is not place meant for dumping.”