Judgment of the National Green Tribunal regarding illegal construction carried out by Zon Hotels, village Candolim, Bardez, Goa, 14/10/2022

  • 14/10/2022

Judgment of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Zon Hotels Pvt. Ltd. Vs Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority & Others dated 14/10/2022. Zon Hotels appealed against the order, May 9, 2022 passed by the Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA) directing Zon Hotels to pay an amount of Rs. 2,04,19,560/- (Rupees Two Crore Four Lakhs Nineteen Thousand Five Hundred and Sixty Only) as damages caused to the environment with regard to the illegal construction carried out at survey no. 146/4-E of village Candolim, Bardez, Goa.

The NGT disposed of the appeal filed by Zon Hotels and said that the appellant has been "consistently violating the established norms and procedure of law" and has shown reluctance to remove illegal construction of the property. The tribunal noted that the High Court had to monitor the demolition regularly on various dates.

The amount of Rs. 2,04,19,560/- imposed upon Zon Hotels by way of environmental compensation shall be deposited within a period of one month, the NGT (Western Zone Bench, Pune) order, October 14, 2022 said.