Prachi Sharma 22nd Jun

NEW DELHI: A plea seeking the demolition of apartments located in the eco-sensitive Aravalli area has prompted the National Green Tribunal to seek a response from the Centre and the Haryana government.
A vacation bench headed by Justice R S Rathore issued notices to the environment ministry, Delhi and Haryana governments, the municipal corporation of Gurugram (MCG), Ansal Properties and Infrastructure and others, seeking their replies before July 11.
The tribunal was hearing a plea filed by lawyer Sangeeta Kumar who claimed that there had been an encroachment and construction on \"Khasra no 75\", which is a designated \'gair mumkin pahar\'-- hilly land unfit for cultivation -- belonging to the Haryana government.
\"In late 2015, it became public knowledge that Khasra no 75 is a designated \'gair mumkin pahar\', which is the admitted property of the Haryana government,\" the plea said.
The applicant made several attempts to gain first hand knowledge on the construction of a complex called the Ansal Valley View Apartments on this plot of land.
\"Finally the applicant made enquiries through an RTI and after several meetings and informal discussions with the respondents was able to ascertain that the land surrounding Khasra no 75 was owned by the MCG, who, in collaboration with respondent 5 (Directorate of Town Planning) and 6 (Ansals), constructed the Ansal Valley View Apartments there,\" it said.
Five of the complex\'s towers were situated on Khasra no 75, it alleged.
Referring to a 1992 notification issued by the environment ministry, the plea said the provision restricts non-forest activities, \"including setting up industries, construction of clusters of dwelling units, farms houses, sheds, community centres and any other activity connected with such construction\", in the Aravallis.
The oldest fold mountains in India, the northern end of the Aravallis, with isolated hills and rocky ridges in Haryana, ends in Delhi.
The Delhi Ridge is the last part of the range, ending in Central Delhi, where the Raisina hill is its last extension.

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Prachi Sharma 22nd Jun

NEW DELHI: A plea seeking the demolition of apartments located in the eco-sensitive Aravalli area has prompted the National Green Tribunal to seek a response from the Centre and the Haryana government.
A vacation bench headed by Justice R S Rathore issued notices to the environment ministry, Delhi and Haryana governments, the municipal corporation of Gurugram (MCG), Ansal Properties and Infrastructure and others, seeking their replies before July 11.
The tribunal was hearing a plea filed by lawyer Sangeeta Kumar who claimed that there had been an encroachment and construction on \"Khasra no 75\", which is a designated \'gair mumkin pahar\'-- hilly land unfit for cultivation -- belonging to the Haryana government.
\"In late 2015, it became public knowledge that Khasra no 75 is a designated \'gair mumkin pahar\', which is the admitted property of the Haryana government,\" the plea said.
The applicant made several attempts to gain first hand knowledge on the construction of a complex called the Ansal Valley View Apartments on this plot of land.
\"Finally the applicant made enquiries through an RTI and after several meetings and informal discussions with the respondents was able to ascertain that the land surrounding Khasra no 75 was owned by the MCG, who, in collaboration with respondent 5 (Directorate of Town Planning) and 6 (Ansals), constructed the Ansal Valley View Apartments there,\" it said.
Five of the complex\'s towers were situated on Khasra no 75, it alleged.
Referring to a 1992 notification issued by the environment ministry, the plea said the provision restricts non-forest activities, \"including setting up industries, construction of clusters of dwelling units, farms houses, sheds, community centres and any other activity connected with such construction\", in the Aravallis.
The oldest fold mountains in India, the northern end of the Aravallis, with isolated hills and rocky ridges in Haryana, ends in Delhi.
The Delhi Ridge is the last part of the range, ending in Central Delhi, where the Raisina hill is its last extension.

http://realty.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/regulatory/ngt-notice-to-centre-haryana-on-construction-in-aravallis/59118975

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LUCKNOW: The act of violating the sanctioned layout plan in Aashiana may once again come to haunt Ansal Housing. The Lucknow Development Authority (LDA) is contemplating to lodge a case of fraud against the builder for violating the agreement they entered into by leasing out the land for development of a residential colony.
LDA vice-chairman, Mukesh Meshram said that they would be re-opening the case, which otherwise was lying dormant for quite sometime. He said that they would be asking the district administration to send a registry challan to the builder.
Ansals have been under a close scrutiny of the authority for allegedly violating the sanctioned layout plan by allotting even that part of the land which otherwise was meant for maintaining the green belt. The LDA had earlier taken the cognizance of the fact and had even sought an explanation from the builder.
The move comes days after the Lucknow Municipal Corporation (LMC) raised the issue, pulling up the LDA for allocating the builder the land which otherwise belonged to LMC. The municipal body had already sent a letter to the housing and urban development department informing of the issue, while lodging a case against the builder.
Meanwhile, LDA has decided to extend the last date for submission of application form for Apna Ghar scheme to November 30. The scheme essentially meant for the lower middle class is yet to generate the desired curiosity among the denizens.


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