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Case Number: Writ Petition No. 3604 of 2013

Date of filing: 2013/04/04


Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA)


  1. Secretary, Ministry of LGRD and Co-operatives
  2. Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forest
  3. Mayor, Khulna City Corporation
  4. Director General, Department of Environment
  5. Chairman, Khulna UnnayanKartipakkha (KDC)
  6. Deputy Commissioner, Khulna
  7. Chief engineer, Khulna UnnayanKartipakkha
  8. Superintending Engineer, Khulna Development Authority


Khulna City is facing threats emerging from unplanned and unauthorised construction that adversely affected the comfort and well-being of city dwellers.  Khulna UnnayanKartipakkha prepared to build a commercial complex at the Car Park area of Nirala Residential Area, which was proposed in the original Master Plan.


Date: 07/04/2013


The High Court issued a Rule Nisi upon the respondents to show cause as to why the impugned proposed construction of ‘KDA Commercial Complex Building’ in the Car Park which was approved in the Master Plan and lay out Plan of KDA should not be declared to have undertaken without lawful authority and of no legal effect, and why the respondents should not be directed to construct the Car Park in the said Plot as prescribed in the Master Plan.


Mr. Justice Mirza Hussain Haider
Mr. Justice Muhammad KhursidAlam Sarkar

Area of law



‘Khulna Car Parking’ case

Relevant statute

Constitution, Articles 13, 18A, 21, 31, 32, and 102;

Khulna Development Authority Ordinance, 1959;

Khulna City Corporation Ordinance, 1982;

Khulna City master Plan;

Bangladesh Environment Conservation Act, 1995 (Act No. 1 of 1995)

Date: 16/09/2013


To preserve the status quo, an injunction was granted for 12 months.

Date: 09/09/2014


The injunction was extended for 1 year.

Date: 03/09/2015


The injunction was extended for 1 year.

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