Centre reduces green zone, hope for Okhla home buyers
Environment Ministry earmarks 100 metres to 1.27 km from Okhla Bird Sanctuary as an eco-sensitive zone
Oct 16, 2014
Source : Business Standard
National Green Tribunal

 

New Delhi: In a partial relief to about 30,000 home buyers, the environment ministry has issued a draft notification earmarking 100 metres to 1.27 km from the Bird Sanctuary as an eco-sensitive zone, reducing it substantially from the 10 km area directed by a National Green Tribunal (NGT). According to the draft notification, “the extent of ranges from 100 meters to 1.27 km from the boundary of Okhala Bird Sanctuary in the district of Gautam Budh Nagar in Uttar Pradesh and South East District of the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT).”

“The Eco-sensitive Zone is the area up to 100 meters from the eastern, western and southern boundary and up to 1.27 km from the northern boundary of the up to DND flyover, across the riverbed, situated in Gautam Budh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh and South East district of the NCT,” according to the draft. The ministry has invited comments and suggestions from the public for the next 60 days. By an environment ministry norm, it takes up to 545 days for a final notification to come into effect once an initial draft is notified by the Centre.

It also proposes prohibition of construction activities, commercial establishment of hotels and resorts, all new and existing mining (minor and major minerals), stone quarrying and crushing units except for the domestic needs of “bona fide” residents. “New construction of any kind shall not be allowed within the Eco-sensitive Zone,” the draft said.

Last October, a NGT order had directed Noida Authority to stop construction within 10 km of the sanctuary. In its order, the NGT had directed the Centre to demarcate the eco-sensitive zone around the Okhla Bird Sanctuary after considering fresh proposals of the Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Haryana governments. Subsequently, the developers in the Noida region could not give completion certificates to its buyers for the completed flats in the area. Now, with the new demarcation, there is a hope that the issue would be resolved soon.

Welcoming the new demarcation, many developers said the issue was expected to be sorted soon, helping buyers to get possession of their flats. ATS, Jaypee, Logix, Ajnara and Amrapali are among the various developers whose projects were impacted.

The draft also proposed a ban on polluting industries and establishment of new major hydroelectric projects in the eco-sensitive zone, regulated movement of vehicular traffic at night, undertaking activities related to tourism like flying over the sanctuary area in hot-air balloons and discharge of treated effluents in natural water bodies.

 

Latest Realty News

UP govt to tighten noose of land mafias and fraudsters
Oct 16, 2014
To identify and end land frauds in GB Nagar, district administration has kicked off drive to identify such land
Guidance value to shoot up by 20-30% from November
Oct 16, 2014
Planning to buy a plot or flat? Hurry up, for the Karnataka government is set to increase guidance values by 20-30% from November
BDA to Hire Pvt Firm to Process Building Plans
Oct 16, 2014
Getting a building plan approved in the Capital is set to get simplified with the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) deciding to hire a private firm to deal with the applications
Realty body APREA seeks greater tax clarity for REITs, InvITs
Oct 16, 2014
Real estate industry body APREA has sought greater clarity on taxation issues for the newly created investment vehicles REITs and InvITs
DDA Housing Scheme Closes; 7.5 Lakh Applications Received
Oct 16, 2014
The DDA has received a total of 7.5 lakh applications for it flagship 'Housing Scheme 2014',
Committee searches for encroached plots
Oct 16, 2014
Six squads under the newly formed Central Enforcement Monitoring Committee have identified 55 encroached government plots in and around the city within two weeks
Office space: Polar Star Realty Trust files for a $100 million IPO
Oct 16, 2014
Polar Star Realty Trust, a REIT formed to own office and industrial property in Norway and Sweden, filed with the SEC to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering
Canada offers to partner India in 'housing for all'
Oct 16, 2014
Canada expressed interest in participating in India's ambitious programmes of 'Housing for All' and building 100 'smart cities' and offered its technology in this regard
Crude at 47-month low, good news for economy
Oct 16, 2014
Global crude oil prices fell to a four-year low of $84 a barrel
DLF, India's most indebted realty firm, faces tough choices after fund-raising ban
Oct 15, 2014
DLF Limited will be forced to sell assets, even unfinished projects, to meet debt obligations, say bankers

Latest Realty News Of State

Realty Talk's