SC stays Bombay HC order allowing recreation grounds on podiums

Dated on: Wednesday 10th May 2023

The Supreme Court has stayed a Bombay High Court order from January 2023 that permitted recreation grounds (RG) on tower podiums, which has caused a setback for builders.  The National Real Estate Development Council (Naredco) had approached the HC seeking clarification on a September 2022 National Green Tribunal (NGT) order that prohibited developers from treating podiums in buildings as RGs, stating that an RG should be open to the sky to enable tree planting.

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