Tuesday, June 28, 2005

HC pulls up BDA over green belt encroachments

HC pulls up BDA
Deccan Herald

Taking the Bangalore Development Authority to task for its failure to protect the green belt area in Bangalore City, the Karnataka High Court on Monday, wondered why the authority was unable to enforce the law to curb encroachment of the green belt area.

A division bench comprising Chief Justice Nauvdip Kumar Sodhi and Justice B S Patil made the observation while hearing the petitions filed by Mr B Krishna Bhat and others of Bangalore in 1997 complaining about failure of BDA to protect the green belt area as per the Comprehensive Development Plan.

The Bangalore Development Authority had filed its statement about 14 months back on the allegations made by the petitioners. While adjourning the hearing to July, the bench asked the Authority why it has no courage to implement the provisions of the law.


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