SUPREME COURT HEARING ON BUFFER ZONE IS SCHEDULED ON 22-1-2019


The State Government and few developers and builders have approached the Apex Court against the Sustainable Development Order of the National Green Tribunal and were heard today 16-1-2019 (Part) and posted for hearing on 22-1-2019 and the builders had EXPECTED a favourable TI, but disappointed and are EXPECTING a favourable order on 22-1-2019.

Top advocates are appearing against the NGT order.

Any modification or change in the NGT order is disastrous for the environment.

KSPCB begins its procedure along with BWSSB in and around Bellandur Lake area.


KARNATAKA STATE POLLUTION CONTROL BOARD HAS STARTED ISSUING NOTICES TO THE APARTMENT OWNERS ASSOCIATION IN AND AROUND BELLANDUR AREA.

The KSPCB had earlier carried out a survey and now is handing out notices to apartments if the complex does not have STPs as per the direction of the National Green Tribunal passed on May 18, 2017, asking both the Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) and the State Pollution Control Board to check the discharge of effluents from apartment complexes located on lake catchment areas.”

Following this ruling by the NGT, the BWSSB and KSPCB jointly directed all apartment complexes with more than 50 units to install their own sewage treatment plants. However, apartment owners protested this ruling as the direction was retrospective in manner, meaning even the apartment complexes built before the direction would have to get STPs installed.

Notices/Letters are being issued asking the Apartment Owners Association to comply at the earliest. Since the time of the notice being served, a time period has been given and the associations have been asked to build STPs in the stipulated time frame or face heavy penalties.

Many apartment complexes and residents have filed a public interest litigation with the Karnataka High Court and a petition with the NGT.

ACTION:
In case of Non-Compliance, The BWSSB AND KSPCB may take the following course of action.
A huge penalty is to be levied and the apartment complex will lose its water and electricity connection

OPTIONS:

1).  No sewage could be discharged in a drain that ends up in lakes
2). The sewage from the apartments may be collect the discharge and transport it in trucks to the nearest STP installed by the BWSSB

APARTMENT COMPLEXES IN AND AROUND LAKES – BELLANDUR-KASAVANAHALLI, HARALUR, KAIKONDARAHALLI, AGARA, MADIWALA, VARTHUR, GUNJUR etc.,


 

Have you booked apartment in and around the lakes at Bangalore, which are yet to get the OCCUPANCY CERTIFICATE?

You may be in trouble.

AN EXAMPLE OF AN APARTMENT COMPLEX NEAR HALLA/RAJA KALUVE/STREAM/WATER FLOW GRADIENT/WITHIN 75 METERS FROM THE WATER BODY-OPPOSED TO NGT GUIDELINE- NOT SPECIFIC TO ANY BUILDING OR BUILDER-A SPECIMEN PHOTO ONLY

The KSPCB and the State Administration has taken a serious view and has directed as much as 500 industries (Major) and some 400 (minor) industries to be closed or shut down or stop their operation with immediate effect.

Simultaneously, the apartment complexes will be inspected for the treatment of sewage and will be directed to reuse the same without discharging it in the kaluve or communal sewer.

There are some huge apartment complexes coming up close to lakes on sarjapur road, yet to be completed, (Free Lunch) apartments, may not be worth residing at all.

While, the AKRAMA-SAKRAMA is still in the Supreme Court, and the akrama buildings and sites, which have illegally come up might have to be DEMOLISHED and must comply with the NGT orders.

 

Noise pollution – NGT orders closure of Noida banquet hall


 

Taking note of loud music played at weddings and functions, the National Green Tribunal has ordered the closure of a Noida banquet hall located adjacent to a hospital for causing noise pollution beyond permissible limits.

A bench headed by Justice U D Salvi directed immediate closure of Punjabi Club located in sector 29 Noida after taking into account a report of Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board which said the noise levels exceeded the standard values prescribed under the Noise Rules, 2000.

According to the UPPCB report, Punjabi Club had not obtained consent to operate from the Board.

“It is evident from UPPCB report that noise levels are exceeding the standard values prescribed under the Noise Rules, 2000…The Respondent No 5, Punjabi Club shall close its activities till further orders,” the bench, which also comprised Expert Member Ranjan Chatterjee, said.

The green panel also took exception to the non-submission of affidavit by the club enumerating details of permissions obtained by it from UPPCB.

The lawyer, appearing for the club, said it had all the requisite permissions and would file an affidavit in this regard stating details of measures undertaken to curb noise pollution.

The matter is now listed for next hearing on September 8.

The order came during the hearing of a plea filed by Noida resident Rajeev Rai who had approached the green panel complaining about the noise pollution caused by the banquet hall located next to a 40-bed hospital and a church.

Rai, who lives nearly 50 metres away from the banquet hall, has said that Punjabi Club was located within 100 metre radius of the hospital which fell under “silence zone”.

He had sought immediate steps to curtail noise pollution in the area and complete ban on use of loud speakers.

 

ENCROACHMENTS IN BANGALORE SOUTH WILL BE CLEARED IN WAR FOOTING -CHIEF MINISTER


The Chief Minister has directed the district administration and the BBMP to clear the encroachment of Raja Kaluve, Secondary Channels and the lake bed buffer zone encroachments in Bangalore south and also in other zones without any mercy.  The illlegal and DC Converted layouts and Revenue lay outs will be affected.

It is to be noted that many notorious builders have downsized the raja kaluve and have put up structures and are using it as park and for parking.  The matter has also been looked into and all such constructions and structures must be removed and criminal action must be initiated against such builders.

The NGT order on the Buffer Zone will have a serious impact on the projects which had been completed and which are under construction, but now now.

The buyers must conduct due diligence, while buying properties which are close to lakes or which are within the periphery of the Raja Kaluve and Lakes as during the course of reconstruction ( as most of these structures cannot stand for more than 30 to 50 years) the UDS and the SBA goes down substantially and the occupiers of such flats will be severely affected.

Some builders, resellers, agents, marketing firms and brokers are marketing/selling such projects or properties stating that the properties/projects are approved by BANKS and they have registered many such properties.

Bank loan does not CONFER ANY RIGHT, TITLE AND INTEREST AND REGISTRATION OF SUCH PROPERTIES IN CONTRAVENTION TO THE ORDERS OF THE COURTS AND THE PREVAILING LAWS ARE NOT VALID.

Banks, hand in glove ( What else ?) approve the projects, if the buyer or the owner is dispossessed of his property due to defective title or discrepancy or violation or deviation, the BANKS will not waive the loan.  The Banks recover their monies from the borrower at any cost, either from the borrower or from the co-applicant or from the guarantor or by attaching the salaries of all the concerned or by attaching the bank accounts and other properties of the borrower, co – application and the guarantor.

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