Friday, May 30, 2008

Land for hardware park challenged

Land for hardware park challenged

Staff Reporter

BANGALORE: Residents of several villages coming under Jala hobli near Devanahalli and several residents of Bangalore on Thursday filed a petition in the Karnataka High Court challenging the acquisition of 294 acres by the State Government for setting up a hardware park.

The petitioners said of the 294.32 acres sought to be acquired in and around Bandi Kodihalli (B.K). Palya by the KIADB, 58.21 acres of land is classified as kharab land. It said the government had on August 7, 2006, issued a notification under Section 3 (5) of the KIADB Act, 1966, acquiring land in B.K. Palya.

They said though they had filed objections, the Special Land Acquisition Officer, KIADB, rejected them on March 15, 2007. They said the land is classified as agriculture land and could not have been acquired for industrial purposes. Moreover, the land under dispute is just two kilometres away from the new international airport at Devanahalli and as per the law, no structures can come up within a two-kilometre radius of the airport. They urged the court to stay the notification by the KIADB seeking to acquire their land.


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