DLF Mall, 4 realty projects in Noida asked to 'stop construction'

The realtors have been asked to stop construction till they get a clearance from the National Board for Wildlife.

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Noida's upcoming mall in Sector 18-- DLF's Mall of India and four other realty projects being erected in Sector 75 have been asked to 'stop construction' till they get a clearance from the National Board for Wildlife, a daily newspaper has reported

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) order restrains the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority from issuing completion certificates in respect of structures falling within 10 km of the Okhla Bird Sanctuary.

Quoting regional officer of UPPCB Antulesh Yadav, the paper confirmed that, construction work at the above mentioned sites have been put on hold since they have failed to submit the wildlife board clearance.

It may be recalled that the Supreme Court in June declined to interfere with an NGT order of not issuing completion certificate to projects within 10 km of the sanctuary.

The case involved allocation of flats of Jaypee Infratech Ltd buyers.

An apex court bench of Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar and Justice C. Nagappan declined the plea by the Jaypee Infratech Ltd. challenging the order of NGT.

The court also said the appeal stage has not arrived as the government has yet to take a decision on demarcating the boundaries of the eco-sensitive zone around Okhla Bird Sanctuary as directed by the NGT on April 3.

With Agency Inputs