Citizens sue Govt and Mantri Developers over Bellandur SEZ

The petition by citizens’ groups in North Bangalore and Namma Bengaluru Foundation questions the process through which the state government gave approval to a SEZ project on a wetland.

Number of Bengaluru-based citizens groups and NGOs have filed a writ petition in the High Court of Karnataka against government authorities and private firms over the Bellandur-Agara Special Economic Zone (SEZ) project.

The SEZ project, which is being built in a sensiive area between Bellandur and Agara lake, has been in the news recently on questions over environmental and water clearances. 

Citizen Matters is awaiting further details regarding first proceedings of the case. We will run a detailed report when we get more details. 

 

Comments:

  1. Arvind Sreenivasan says:

    like we dont have enough SEZs and offices. I would rather that the government invest money in providing affordable wifi networks across the city to discourage the number of physical office spaces and need to commute.

  2. Amit Bansal says:

    Great, this is exactly the kind of social spirited public action we need. Litigation is the only way to make a larger impact.

  3. Badal Itsme says:

    In fact the wetland needs protection and the places like near airport/devanhalli should be made SEZs .The construction work is still on, they should atleast get a stay order.

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