Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding conversion of forest land to a non-forest activity that is construction of new Hubli Ankoka Broad Gauge Railway Line, Karnataka, 10/02/2016

  • 10/02/2016

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of T.N. Godavarman Thirumalpad Vs. Union of India & Ors. dated 10/02/2016 regarding conversion of forest land to a non-forest activity that is construction of new Hubli Ankoka Broad Gauge Railway Line for which total land of 965 hectares falling in Dharwd Forest Division and Yellapur and Karwa Forest Divisions in the State of Karnataka is required. The Hubli-Ankola rail line project is a 50:50 joint venture between the railway ministry and Karnataka Rail Infrastructure Development Enterprise (KRIDE).

NGT disposes of the Application with liberty to the Project Proponent to move the State Government by submitting an appropriate proposal for diversion of land for this project. If such Application is moved the State Government shall deal with it expeditiously.

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