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.