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SC asks HC to decide on Lucknow green belt row in 4 weeks

The Supreme Court today asked the Allahabad High Court to pass its judgement within four weeks on a batch of writ petitions challenging the construction activities by Mayawati government in Lucknow city`s green belt area.



New Delhi: The Supreme Court today asked the
Allahabad High Court to pass its judgement within four weeks
on a batch of writ petitions challenging the construction
activities by Mayawati government in Lucknow city`s green belt
area.

A Bench of Justices Altamas Kabir and Mukundakam Sharma
also said that its earlier direction on maintenance of status
quo vis-a-vis construction activities by Lucknow Development
Authority would continue till the High Court passes its
verdict.

The apex court passed the direction on an application
moved by the state government challenging an interlocutory
(interim) order passed by the High Court directing the
authorities to demolish the wall constructed in front of the
"Bhagyadhari Bhavan."

The Bhavan houses the training centre for civil services
aspirants from the members of socially backward communities
like SC,STs and BCs.

Appearing for the state government, senior counsel K K
Venugopal contended that the High Court could not have passed
such an interlocutory order as it had already reserved its
judgement on the batch of writ petitions on March 19.

The Gomti Nagar Jan Kalyan Maha Samiti and certain other
individuals had filed petitions in the High Court challenging
the acquisition of over 200 hectares of land in the city`s
green belt for setting up a housing colony and other
infrastructure.

The petitioners have claimed the construction activities,
if permitted, would adversely affect the environmental balance
of the city.

PTI

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