Forum for A Better Hyderabad hails the decision of the Hon’ble Supreme court of India which made it clear that no further development, construction activities shall be under taken around fresh water lake in the heart of Hyderabad. The Forum has been waging a continuous battle to save this lake right from 2000 when it first succeeded in the AP High Court which cancelled the 21 projects in and around the lake.
It may be recalled that Prof. G. Haragopal and others had approached the Supreme
Court when the lake bed was sought to be used for other purposes. The Forum for A Better
Hyderabad had filed a petition in this case in the Supreme Court complaining that some
land around the lake is sought to be given off in the name of Late Dr. YS Rajasekhar
Reddy memorial park etc., though the Supreme Court is seized off the matter.
The case had come for hearing on 16-1-2014 before the Supreme Court bench .The
court noticed that the expert’s committees appointed by the court had filed detailed reports (three committees viz 1).Luther Committee, 2).First and second Rajamani Committees,) to save the lake and these have not been challenged by any of the respondent Governent/Real Estate developers.
The Supreme Court has disposed off the case by giving directions to the A.P. High Court by stating that, the Honorable A.P. High Court shall give final verdict in respect of the pending cases within four months by considering the three committee’s recommendations and the prevailing local GHMC & HMDA regulations. Meanwhile the interim stay will be in force which stopped all constructions in and around Hussain Sagar Lake.
Forum For A Better Hyderabad
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