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‘Explain constructions near lake’

Published: 18th September 2012 09:37 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th September 2012 09:37 AM   |  A+A-

Dealing with a public interest petition challenging the land filling and construction activity by the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation near the Hussainsagar lake, the High Court on Monday directed the government to give an explanation on the matter.

A division bench comprising acting chief justice PC Ghose and justice Vilas V Afzulpurkar ordered issuance of notice to the chief secretary to file a counter with full details on GHMC’s construction activity near the lake and adjourned the matter for further hearing after two weeks.

The petitioner, Jasveen Jairath, former convener of Save Our Urban Lakes (SOUL), submitted that the ongoing land filling and construction activity by the GHMC fell within the lake area. “Contrary to the court’s orders, the corporation took up construction of huge concrete pillars to put up a permanent structure for garbage vehicles,’’ she said and sought immediate halt to the construction.

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