Bengaluru: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) principal bench has directed the Mantri Techzone Pvt Ltd and state government to come out with an action plan for removing the debris and muck dumped into the drains at Bellandur catchment area. It further questioned on the authority and custodian of drains in the city.
Hearing the encroachment case of buffer zone Bellandur lake filed by Forward Foundation on Monday, the NGT directed both the state government and the promoter to come out with an action plan on clearing rajakaluves during the next hearing scheduled on May 26.
Raj Panjwani, a senior advocate representing original applicants, drew attention of the NGT towards the directions given to the project proponents in the judgment dated May 4 last year. It had called for removal of muck and construction debris dumped in the rajakaulves and demolition of violating structures/constructions falling within the buffer zone.
An advocate appearing for the Mantri Techzone said that since the Environmental Clearance granted to them has been cancelled, they are not in a position to demolish the structures. He further submitted that the 3 Acres 10 Guntas of encroached land has been handed over to the government agencies and it is for them to identify the rajakaluves and instruct Mantri as to how it is to be removed and where it is to be dumped thereafter.
The NGT directed the Lake Development Authority to remove the debris and recover costs from the builders....