Bombay HC refuses to stay Environment Ministry order on Lavasa

The Bombay HC today asked Lavasa Corporation to stop construction at its township near Pune.

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today refused to stay the order of the Ministry of Environment and Forest asking Lavasa Corporation to stop the construction at its township near Pune.
The court, which was hearing the petition filed by Lavasa Corporation challenging the stay of the construction, directed the Ministry to take a final decision on the showcause notice issued to Lavasa by January 10.

The High Court also asked the MoEF or the state-level Environmental Impact Assessment Committee to visit Lavasa before taking the decision.

The court said Lavasa Corporation can challenge the final
decision of MoEF subsequently if it is aggrieved by it.