No legal violation in DLF flat construction: Centre
Kochi: The Union Environment Ministry on Friday submitted an affidavit in the Kerala High Court saying that no violation of law has happened in the construction of flats by DLF at Chilavanoor in Kochi.
The affidavit points out that the building has been constructed by observing the Coastal Regulation Zone rules. A single bench of the High Court had ordered in December to demolish the DLF flat complex at Chilavanoor.
The builders then approached the divison bench against the verdict and obtained a stay against demolishing portions of the building.
Meanwhile, the court suo-moto made the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest a party in the case.
This was done to clarify whether the imaginary document which has to be considered during the construction of the buildings is applicable to nearby areas only.
Instead of replying to the question posed by the court, the ministry gave the explanation that the flat complex has not technically violated the Coastal Regulation Zone rules.
The affidavit submitted by the ministry also points out that the parameters stipulated by Environmental Impact Assessment Authority has not been violated in this case.