Fed-up Bengaluru residents reach out to CPCB, Real Estate News, ET RealEstate

July 11, 2023

BENGALURU: After the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) failed to take action against nighttime construction activities going on for months in a residential sub-locality of CV Raman Nagar, the aggrieved residents have now knocked on the doors of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

This comes after KSPCB recently issued a notice to Bagmane Developers Pvt Ltd for violating guidelines on noise pollution and the Karnataka High Court’s order curbing construction during the night hours (between 10 pm and 6 am), at its campus located in a residential sub-locality of CV Raman Nagar.

The board sent the notice following a site inspection and observing multiple violations at the construction site. The notice sent to the director of Bagmane Developers Pvt Ltd also shows that the violations are serious and that further action will be taken if no satisfactory reply with an action taken report is received by the Board within seven days of the receipt of the notice.

However, residents say that the construction work has not stopped even after seven days of the issuance of the notice by KSPCB. “The amount of noise emanating from this site during nighttime is touching 78 to 100 decibels. Since the construction started, the builder has been boldly flouting all rules and regulations. Despite multiple complaints to KSPCB, no action has been taken against the builder, and thus we are left with no option but to take up the issue with CPCB,” said a resident.

KSPCB, in the notice, also mentioned that in case of disobedience, the board might withdraw the consent of establishment issued to Bagmane Developers Pvt Ltd and will initiate action against the organisation under Section 31(A) of the Air Act by issuing directions to BESCOM to disconnect the power supply and BWSSB to disconnect water supply.

When BM tried to reach out to the area environment officer of KSPCB, they said, “The builder is carrying out construction activity at night so the work is completed faster, and residents can be at peace after that. If the construction activity is happening without any noise, there shouldn’t be reason for concern.”

  • Published On Jul 11, 2023 at 01:00 PM IST

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