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Environment ministry asks HCC unit to halt project

Environment ministry asks HCC unit to halt project
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First Published: Fri, Nov 26 2010. 02 18 PM IST
Updated: Fri, Nov 26 2010. 02 18 PM IST
New Delhi: Environment ministry has asked Lavasa Corp, 65% owned by Hindustan Construction Co, to halt building a new town outside the western city of Pune and defend construction built post 2006 a statement on the ministry’s website showed on Friday.
The ministry has asked Lavasa to prove it had not violated any green laws in building a town outside the western city of Pune and why the government should not raze the construction.
Lavasa has 15 days to respond to the letter, dated 25 November, but released on Friday.
Last week, Lavasa had received a regulatory nod for a 20-billion rupee initial public offering.
The environment ministry is increasingly becoming more assertive in monitoring whether projects across India are following set rules.
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First Published: Fri, Nov 26 2010. 02 18 PM IST