January 30 has been fixed for the final hearing of the controversial steel flyover case by the southern bench of the National Green Tribunal. The tribunal has also allowed the Citizens of Bengaluru to be one of the petitioners in this case against the Karnataka government.  

 

The petition was filed by Citizens' Action Forum (CAF) against BDA and the state government, and it opposed the construction of the proposed steel flyover. The petition mentioned that the construction of this flyover connecting Basaveswara Circle and Hebbal would require cutting of 812 trees. 

 

In the statement filed by the Citizens of Bengaluru mentioned that they would study State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) and BDA responses who argued that this steel flyover project is exempted from the environment clearance.  

 

Earlier, the counsels for both BDA and the state government said that the delay in the court hearing is causing financial implication on this project. The tribunal has asked both the partied to file written replies before January 30 and the final hearing will be on this date.