The High Court of Karnataka on Tuesday allowed the ‘Constitution Club’ for legislators to be established at the Balabrooie Guest House here.
The heritage building on the Palace Road was proposed as the location for the Club by the Government which was challenged in the High Court in a public interest litigation which alleged trees are being cut across Bengaluru city indiscriminately.
The PIL had pointed to the cutting of trees of ‘Namma Metro’ (Bengaluru Metro) and the proposed Constitution Club.
A division bench of the High Court comprising Chief Justice Prasanna B Varale and Justice Ashok S Kinagri today directed that the Club could be established without harming the heritage building and cutting down any trees on the premises.
Government advocate Prathima Honnapura submitted to the court that no harm would be caused to the heritage building and no old trees on its premises would be cut down.
The court was told that efforts were being made to manage the guest house as a club.
There are 159 trees in the Balabrooie Guest House grounds and none of them would be cut, the High Court was informed by the Government.
The Court recorded these submissions before allowing for the Constitution Club to be set up at Balabrooie.
Chief Justice Varale observed that the Constitution Club at New Delhi had a good library and provided very good coffee.