Developers, Buyers In Bengaluru Worried Over New NGT Norms
On December 6, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) had issued orders to ban construction activities up to 75 metres from the boundary of stormwater drains (SWDs), also referred to as rajakaluves. Aimed at preserving the Bellandur and Agara lakes that have become highly polluted, the decision by NGT implies serious trouble for those structures that have been built, following the old buffer zone rules. As per earlier NGT regulations, a buffer area of 50 metres for primary stormwater drains, 35 metres for secondary ones and buffer area of 25 metres for tertiary drains has been allowed. Karanataka government will file an appeal, seeking review of the recent ruling.