Hearing the petition filed by Congress MP Revanth reddy a special team of National Green Tribunal(NGT) on Thursday inspected the demolition of old Secretariat building.
The team which comprises of officials from the Central Pollution Control Board and Telangana PCB will ascertain the truth behind allegations that the state government snubbed environmental aspects.
It was learnt that the team has called for any sort of evidence from the petitioner while sources confirmed that Revanth Reddy has submitted crucial documents with the officials after the inspection.
Reportedly, the committee was ordered to submit the report within the next weeks, as the next NGT hearing has been posted to September 25.
It is to the known knowledge that the Congress MP alleged that KCR, a staunch believer in vasthu demolished the old secretariat at the behest of his son’s political career.
In his petition, Revanth clarified that all new structures fall within the ambit of the 2006 Environmental Protection Act, which stipulates that constructions should not be carried out within the FTL and that the 2017 Wetland Act.
The ruling TRS government decided to construct a new secretariat building in the existing location which was planned with a whooping budget of Rs 700 crores. Though foundation stone was laid in the month of June last year, the state government couldn’t go ahead with various petitions filed in the High Court. However, things eased out with the High Court’s nod for the demolition.