Order of the Supreme Court of India regarding permission for construction of a building in the Morphological Ridge Area, Delhi, 26/09/2018

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of In Re: T. N. Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Others dated 26/09/2018. This application has been filed by the Weapons and Electronic Systems Engineering Establishment (WESEE), Ministry of Defence, Government of India seeking permission for construction of the Office Building at Survey No. 183, Brar Square, New Delhi falling in Morphological Ridge Area.

The CEC does not have any objection to the proposal put forward since it is a matter of strategic defence establishment of national importance. However, the CEC has made recommendation subject to certain conditions like the user agency WESEE shall deposit 5% of the project cost to Ridge Management Board Fund which under the close supervision of the Ridge Management Board will be used by the Forest Department of Delhi Government for conservation and protection of the Delhi Ridge and that no trees standing on 50% of the green cover area of the allotted plot will be felled.

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