The joint committee, appointed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT), has confirmed encroachments at Ameenpur nalas resulting in flooding of close by colonies throughout the rains. The joint committee has additionally recommended immediate cancellation of development permission granted to Lalitha Constructions and others.

The joint committee of Sangareddy district collector, senior irrigation officers and lake safety committee representatives stated: “Encroachments and constructions are observed in the floodwater stream and its buffer area duly diverting the surplus course by dumping the soils and also reducing the width of the surplus course. It led to partial blocking of the flow of water.”

The committee additionally stated construction of homes was taken up on surplus stream and buffer zone. “It is observed that Lalita Constructions has built a club house in the alignment of surplus channel and buffer zone. An individual, Vemulawada Kumara Swamy, has constructed three individual residential buildings which are partly affecting the surplus channel and buffer zone,” it pointed out.

During the rains, close by colonies had been inundated resulting from obstructions created within the pure water path due to dumping of soil and development exercise, the committee defined.

The National Green Tribunal appointed the joint committee on August 27 this yr to examine the nala and file a report after Human Rights and Consumer Protection Cell Trust and Krishna Brundavan Association filed a plea towards Lalitha Constructions within the NGT southern zone.

They challenged the technical approval given to Lalitha Constructions for development of 5 towers and blocks allegedly on floodwater canals on the outlet nala of Kothacheruvu tank and inlet nala of Bandam Kommu tank of Ameenpur.

The petitioners alleged that the builder damaged the natural flood canals and made deep excavations for establishing the towers, which led to flooding of adjoining colonies and brought about damage to different non-public properties.

The petitioners demanded cancellation of HMDA’s technical approval given to Lalitha Constructions and restore all floodwater nalas and to demolish the unlawful constructions within the FTL and buffer zone.

“The respondent has got the building permission from Ameenpur gram panchayat.

We have informed the district panchayat officer to take action for cancellation of the permissions,” stated the joint committee.



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