Haryana takes legal cover off 30,000 hectares of foothill land
| Thursday | 28th February, 2019
So will most of Faridabad, where the Haryana government recently said it wants to build a new city over an area of 55,000 hectares.
The amendment excludes municipal areas and those notified under master plans (effectively, all urban areas) from the ambit of the law.
The total area under PLPA in Gurugram is 6,869 hectares.
“The amendment is in contempt of various Supreme Court orders, including the one given in the Kant Enclave case recently, wherein the court reiterated that all PLPA areas are forest.
The amendment, he said, would result in a constitutional crisis and could lead to legal complications.
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