Tuesday, June 29, 2010

HC stays BMRCL land acquisition

HC stays BMRCL land acquisition
Bangalore:June 28, DHNS:

The Karnataka High Court on Monday stayed the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) land acquisition process for the Namma Metro project on Vanivilas Road, following a petition challenging the acquisition.

Hearing a petition by Malini Sriram, a resident of Vanivilas Road, Justice Rammohan Reddy has directed BMRCL to submit an alternative proposal.
The court has observed that, BMRCL should look out for the alternatives instead of bifurcating the petitioner’s property.

The petitioner had contended that, 13,800 square feet of the property was acquired by the BMRCL and final notification was issued in this regard on April 17,2008.
In total, the BMRCL had acquired 711 square metres of land for completion of Metro project on Vanivilas Road. BMRCL had acquired more land than it actually needed for the project, the petitioner argued.

The petitioner also submitted that there was disparity in the allocation of compensation as her neighbour had received Rs 48,800 per square meter as compensation, while she had received a compensation of Rs 8,000 per square meter.
Justice Reddy has also sought details regarding the requirement of land and the compensation allocated for the acquisition.
DH News Service

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