‘Lavasa back on track,never resisted going before green tribunal’

“Lavasa project has finally begun after all the necessary clearances were received,” said Ajit Gulabchand,chairman and managing director of HCC,a major stake holder in the hill station project. Gulabchand,while interacting with mediapersons on Thursday,said the company never resisted going before the green tribunal or any other arbitration body. Construction for the Lavasa project was stalled […]

Written by Express News Service | Pune | Published: October 11, 2013 2:36 am

“Lavasa project has finally begun after all the necessary clearances were received,” said Ajit Gulabchand,chairman and managing director of HCC,a major stake holder in the hill station project.

Gulabchand,while interacting with mediapersons on Thursday,said the company never resisted going before the green tribunal or any other arbitration body.

Construction for the Lavasa project was stalled following litigation and protest led by social activist Medha Patkar and others. Also,the environment and forest department had not issued the necessary clearances. “The Supreme Court had refused to entertain the plea filed by some social activists. The court had questioned the locus standi of the party,” he said.

In the run up to the Lok Sabha elections,Gulabchand came out in support of BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi. “He is speaking of inclusive growth and development of industry is the need of the hour,” he said.

Gulabchand added,“We need to create jobs for millions and it will be possible only by advocating public-private partnership.”

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