The Principal Bench of the National Green Tribunal directed Godrej, BBMP (Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike) and other concerned authorities to act upon the report filed by the Joint Committee regarding the residential apartment project in Kasavanahalli Village, Bengaluru District.
The said residential project is alleged to be in the prohibited area of the buffer zone of the Kainkondrahalli lake and the Raja Kaluve (stormwater drains) crossing the project land.
The Original Application No. 602/2019 was filed against the violation of the environmental norms by the Wonder Projects Development Pvt. Ltd. and Godrej Properties Ltd. on account of the high rise residential apartment project in Kasacanahalli Village, Bengaluru District.
The Tribunal considered the matter on 19.07.2019 and ordered for a factual and action report to be furnished by the Joint Committee representing the Central PCB, Karnataka State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA), Karnataka SPCB, Wonder Projects Development Pvt. Ltd. and Godrej Properties Ltd. The Karnataka SPCB was appointed as the nodal agency for coordination and compliance.
Accordingly, the Joint Committee filed its report through Karnataka SPCB on 23.09.2019. The report referred to a survey report submitted by the Department of Survey to the State PCB on 11.02.2019.
The report listed out the activities in the existing properties in Kaikondrahalli Lake buffer area and violation. It was observed that Godrej by name of Wonder Projects Development Pvt. Ltd obtained Environmental Clearance by SEIAA and consent for the establishment from KSPCB. Further, the report said that the same will be inspected by the Joint Committee and separate report regarding it to be submitted by the committee.
Following observations and suggestions were also made by the Joint Committee in the said report:
While disposing of the application the Tribunal ordered the concerned authorities to act upon the above-said report submitted by the Joint Committee.
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