SHC seeks comments in Clifton flyover project

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday sought comments from Defence Housing Authority (DHA) and other provincial authorities on an application of real estate concern seeking resumption of construction work on a flyover and two underpasses in Clifton area.

Counsel for Bahria Town filed an application requesting court to allow it to resume construction work on the traffic improvement project, as Sepa has given an EIA report on the project while approving it.

He submitted that following the court directives, KMC approached the Sepa to obtain a mandatory environmental impact assessment (EIA) report on the project. He added that since the Sepa had accorded its approval to the project on August 05, the builder be allowed to start work on the project.

He told the judge that SHC’s division bench had also dismissed the DHA’s petition through which it challenged Sepa’s EIA report. Hence, he pleaded to the court allow the Bahria Town to resume work on project.

After preliminary hearing, the single bench headed by Justice Muneeb Akhtar issued notice to relevant authorities to file comments on application by October 22.

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