Orbit Corp caught on the wrong foot


However, the Union ministry of environment and forests issued a clarification in 2011 to include non-FSI area in built-up area and Orbit had to apply for environment clearance for Orbit Grand, he said.

"We will pay the penalty, which is a token amount, and are confident of getting environment clearance in a month," Aggarwal said.

An SEAC member said as the rules for calculation of plot area changed midway, many projects were being treated as violations. All these constructions began on the assumption that environment clearance was not necessary, he said.

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