New Delhi: India’s top court on Tuesday granted permission to a government-run hotel chain to build a hotel in the state’s heartland.
The Lodha Group, which has an ownership stake in hotel company Lodha Hotels, has applied to the Central Industrial Court for permission to construct a new hotel at the city of Bhubaneswar and a neighbouring state of Maharashtra.
Lodha Group has proposed the hotel in Bhubansar, where Lodha is based, but the government has opposed the proposal, citing environmental and land management concerns.
In March, Lodha Holdings, which is based in Delhi, asked the Central Board of Excise and Customs to grant it permission to build the hotel, saying it was not subject to any local licensing norms.LODHA Holdings is also seeking permission to expand the Lodha hotel in other areas of Maharashtra, the Lodhansarh Hotel Development Authority said in a statement.
“We are not opposed to this project, which we believe is in the best interest of the State and the people of Maharashtra,” the Lodhasarh Hotels said in the statement.