The National Green Tribunal has asked the Dragonstone Private Limited, that is working on phase 1 of downtown project for the expansion but only after receiving environmental clearance, but there is also a relief for the concerned technopark authorities that the tribunal has not stayed on ongoing projects. The Tarus Downtown project is one of the major project for constructing world class infrastructure and IT space in technopark, along with hotels and residential aparment developments. The NGT considered the petition filed by the city based president of Environmental protection, regulation and research work, in the petition it was mentioned that dragonstone private limited group actually have concealed the facts about the area of the construction site to get the clearance easily.
The Hon'ble bench of NGT headed by Hon'ble Justice A K Goyal issued a order after considering the facts and reports submitted by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) for the ongoing construction project at the Technopark ( Phase 1) The Dragonstone has applied for the clearance for the 1.33 lakh square meters, but the phase 1 project actually requires the more 1.33 lakh square meters, hence together constituting 2.7 lakh square meters different from the permission taken.
The main allegation is about the area that the dragonstone has applied only for the 1.33 lakh square meters but what about the built up area of rest of the 1.33 lakh square meters, and if after the investigation about the actual coverage area and comparing the permission taken if the result is more than the 1.33 lakh square meters of area then the project will fall under category B that means no clearance will be granted by the Environmental Pollution Control Board for the construction of the IT space and residential area in the technopark. In a statement as said by the CEO of the Technopark Sasi PM, "the construction of the project has already got the clearance( Phase 1) and a matter to be happy about that all hurdles are cleared".