Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding illegal construction of houses and shops under the high-power transmission lines, Ashwath Nagar, Bangalore, Karnataka, 13/04/2022
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sharath RK Vs State of Karnataka dated 13/04/2022.
Grievance in the application is that there is illegal construction of houses and shops under the high-power transmission lines without safety distance as per the laid down norms at Ashwath Nagar, Thanisandra main road, under BBMP Ward No.6. Storm water drains connected to the lakes of Bangalore were also encroached, resulting in untreated waste water being discharged into the said drains. On account of illegal constructions and parking, the roads were blocked.
The NGT after going through the reports of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) noted that some steps for the drainage system have been taken but further works need to be completed.
The reports mentioned that 90 per cent of underground drainage has been completed and construction of the STP is in progress. "There has to be synchronization of entire sewerage works i.e. underground sewerage and the STP," the NGT order, April 13, 2022 said.
The NGT directed BBMP to take further action in terms of completion of sewerage, STP, maintenance of storm water drains and safeguarding public on account of high-tension line in coordination with concerned authorities which would be overseen by the Chief Secretary, Karnataka.