Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Trumpet junction: KIADB to file objections

Trumpet junction: KIADB to file objections

Staff Reporter

Landowner says

she was not informed about acquisition

BANGALORE: The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday directed the Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board (KIADB) to file its statement of objections on a petition by Tripti Thomas, challenging the board’s decision to acquire a part of her land at Shettihalli village in Jala hobli, Bangalore north taluk.
Ramp on land

In her petition, Ms. Tripti claimed that the KIADB authorities had told her that a ramp would come up on her land to connect to the trumpet junction being planned to connect the national highway between Bangalore and the international airport coming up at Devanahalli.

She said no notice was served on her, nor was she informed about any move to acquire her land. She urged the court to quash the proposed acquisition.

The KIADB justified the proposed acquisition, saying it had given notice to the original owner of the land and said that Ms. Thomas had not effected any change in the ownership records.

It said the authorities would come to know of the sale of the land only when it is registered or the name of the new owner was entered in the revenue records.
Needless apprehension

It said the apprehension of the landowner, that her land would be encircled by the project, was not justified. It said only a part of the land is sought to be acquired.

A Division Bench comprising Justice K. Sreedhar Rao and Justice L. Narayanaswamy, which had on Monday ordered issue of notices, asked the KIADB to file its objections and adjourned further hearing on the petition.

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