The tribunal directed the State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) - Karnataka, state pollution control board, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike and Bengaluru Development Authority to take further action in accordance with the law.
The NGT was hearing a plea by Bengaluru resident H P Rajanna against the construction of Godrej Reflections at Kasavanahalli village in Varthur Hobli of Bengaluru Urban district by Godrej Properties Ltd and Wonder Projects Development Pvt. Ltd.
Rajanna has challenged the order dated January 10, 2018, of SEIAA granting EC for construction of the project at survey nos. 61/2, 62 and 63/2, Kasavanahalli village, Varthur Hobli, Bengaluru East Taluk, Bengaluru district by Wonder Projects Developments Pvt Ltd.
According to the plea filed through advocate Rahul Choudhary, the construction is in the buffer zone of Kaikondrahalli lake, apart from one primary and two secondary 'rajkulewas' (storm-water drains).
"The area is eco-fragile and environmental load by the project would be much more than the carrying capacity of the area. The project proponent deliberately concealed relevant data. The project is in No Development Zone, being Buffer Zone of the lake," the plea said.
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