Punjab & Haryana HC stays allotment of plots in Aravali green belt

Punjab Haryana HC Stays Allotment of Plots in Aravali Green Belt

The Punjab and Haryana high court has stayed the allotments of four commercial sites and seven residential plots that are part of a protected Aravali Green belt between DLF-1 and Sector 42.

The 5,000 sqm-green belt in Sector 26A falls under the Aravali Plantation, which is protected under the Central Forest (Conservation) Act. The law bars non-forest activities and the chopping down of trees.

The high court was hearing a petition filed by Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) last month. It contended that there is already a status quo on the land as per a 2016 order that was based on a petition by DLF Qutub Enclave RWA. The court’s ruling is pending in the DLF petition.