BBMP violates HC orders

Laying of concrete slabs opposed

Following a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) by the residents of Sanjaynagar, the division bench comprising Chief Justice P D Dinakaran had on June 8, 2009 directed to remove the concrete structures below the 66 KV lines at Sanjaynagar opposite RMV Hospital.
The orders directing to remove concrete structures and play equipment for children, shifting of a gym and opening of a library were adhered to immediately.

However, now the order seems to be forgotten as the residents here are complaining that work has begun to remove the lawns and to replace it with concrete slabs. “We found that they had removed the lawns. It is a clear violation of the High Court order. We have learnt that they are planning to conconcretise this portion for a club. It is dangerous considering the electrical lines,” said a resident from the area.

Vijay Kumar, a local resident, said “Earlier, when we had asked the BBMP to remove the concrete structures as it was wrong as per rules to let people congregate under high tension wires, the BBMP officials had turned a blind eye inspite of requests from three local associations and more than 150 local residents. We had no other option but to go to the court to bring the order to get it cleared. But now following pressure from a local leader, BBMP officials are digging up a beautiful garden and destroying the serene view of the park,” he said.

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