Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding a building project in Vedapatti village, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, 13/01/2021

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of V. Sankara Subramanian Vs Union of India & Others dated 13/01/2021.

The matter related to a building project in an area having an extent of 10.87 acres in Vedapatti village, Coimbatore south taluk, Coimbatore district under the name Golden City. The proposal was to construct 1356 flats of various sizes. It is alleged that the construction of the project started even before the grant of Environment Clearance.

Justice K. Ramakrishnan directed the project proponent - M/s. Town and City Developers from proceeding with the further construction of the project without getting necessary Environment Clearance or other permission as required under the EIA Notification, 2006. An environmental compensation of Rs. 10 crores has to be paid by the M/s. Town and City Developers to the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board within a period of two months.