THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief Secretary E K Bharat Bhushan has submitted his report to the government pointing out large-scale violations by the builders, in the DLF project at Chilavannoor in Kochi.
The report will be tabled in the Assembly on Wednesday, said Environment and Forest Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan. The Chief Secretary in his report, submitted to Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan, pointed out major violations in norms. ‘’There are huge violations in norms by the builder. The report has recommended a detailed study by a scientific team into the issue. The team should look into the extend of violations and submit the report within 15 days,’’ the Chief Secretary said.
Speaking to ‘Express’, Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan said the Chief Secretary’s report would be tabled in the Assembly on Wednesday.
It was on June 18 that the State Government quashed the environment clearance accorded to DLF Riverside, a residential waterfront condominium at Chilavanoor in Kochi and directed the Chief Secretary to carry out a detailed probe into the issue. The government cancelled clearance to the project, after the Opposition LDF lashed out at the UDF Government for green-flagging the apartment project, in violation of CRZ norms.
With the clearance issued to the DLF project creating furore in the Assembly, the Kerala Coastal Zone Management Authority (KCZMA), which withdrew its earlier directive stopping all activities related to the project and the State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) Kerala which directed the KCZMA to withdraw its earlier direction, are in deep trouble.
It was on the basis of a letter from SEIAA Kerala member-secretary P K Mohanty to KCZMA chairman V N Rajasekharan Pillai on April 28, that the KCZMA stating that its earlier notice, that had directed to stop all activities related to the project, stands withdrawn.