The Telangana High Court today again extended its stay on the demolition of the Secretariat buildings by the Telangana government, over clarity on environmental clearance from the Centre for the new buildings to be constructed, till July 16.
Advocate General B S Prasad informed the court that the government had obtained permission from the GHMC for the demolition of the buildings in the Secretariat complex.
He also said that environmental permission was required for the construction of new buildings, and that the government would get the environmental clearance from the Centre soon.
The court was not fully convinced about this, and directed the government to get the clearance in a day and posted the case to Thursday for the next hearing.
The court also once again expressed displeasure at the government not submitting the details of the cabinet decision on the new Secretariat and the demolition of the existing buildings. The court had earlier already rapped the government for failing to submit a copy of the cabinet decision on the construction of a new Secretariat complex by demolishing the existing buildings in the premises.
The issue is being heard upon a petition by P L Vishweshwar Rao, who urged the court to prevent the environmental pollution being caused by the demolition works in the Secretariat complex. The high court had directed Prasad to file a counter with details.
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