Telangana HC gives nod for Secretariat raze, says environmental clearance not required
The Telangana High Court on Friday gave green signal for resumption of old Secretariat demolition and made it clear that environmental clearance is not required. It struck down the petitions filed raising objections over demolition of Secretariat building blocks. The High Court defended the decision taken by the cabinet regarding the razing of the Secretariat. However, the Telangana government was instructed to carry out demolition by following Covid norms. Petitions in the High Court were filed by Telangana Jana Samithi vice-president Prof PL Vishweshwar Rao and Cheruku Sudhakar of Telangana Inti Party.