NGT stay on steel flyover till December 6

With the National Green Tribunal extending the stay on steel flyover further till December 6, the Citizens for Bengaluru(CfB) fighting against the project are a happy.

Published: 26th November 2016 02:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th November 2016 02:35 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: With the National Green Tribunal extending the stay on steel flyover further till December 6, the Citizens for Bengaluru(CfB) fighting against the project are a happy lot, but feels the mission is yet to be accomplished and a lot has to be done.

On behalf of the ‘beda’ group, spokesperson Srinivas Alavilli said, “As expected by Citizens of Bengaluru, the GoK-BDA which had four weeks to secure environmental impact assessment, slept through the court sanctioned time and failed to obtain it.

This is sad but not surprising, given the steel flyover project has massive negative environmental impact and the government know that they will not be able to obtain clearance through due process. Hence, their double game of shuttling between the NGT and the Karnataka High Court claiming no environmental clearance is needed to the former while evading the question with the latter.”

He added, “With public opposition being disregarded in the most cavalier manner by the government, we will use the time till December 6 to bolster even stronger evidence against this project.”

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