BENGALURU: The Karnataka high court has directed the builder of an under-construction multi-storey residential apartment complex, near Air Force Station (AFS), Yelahanka, not to create third-party interest in the property. It also recorded the builder’s statement that further construction will not be taken up.
Justice HG Ramesh passed the order after hearing a petition filed by the Air Force Commanding Officer, AFS, Yelahanka. The petition said that in terms of the notification issued on January 13, 2010 in the Gazette of India under Works of Defence Act, 1903, there is a clear restriction on any type of construction on land within 100 metres of the AFS. Further, the Bengaluru Urban deputy commissioner issued another notification in 2012, iterating the said conditions which even bar planting of a tree in the 100-metre zone, the petition said.
Despite the restrictions, the authorities failed to act against Silicon Constructions’ multi-storey apartment complex, Elegant Aerozone, which falls within 100 meters of the “no-construction zone” from the compound wall of AFS, the petition said.