Wednesday, November 26, 2014

#Karnataka High Court clears land acquisition hurdle in BMIC Project

The division bench of the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka headed by the Hon’ble Chief Justice – Justice D.H. Waghela and Justice R.B. Budhihal has vacated the stay granted to land loser in BMIC Project.
The court heard the matters in details and has vacated the stay granted to the Land loser in R.P 258/11 - I.A 1/13 and has allowed the construction of Link road, which would connect the Link Road component to Mysore Road at the BHEL – West of Chord Road junction. The Court has also permitted NICEL to file an application to vacate the stay for the remaining portion of the land, which presently houses a building.

The Janata Dal (Secular), headed by the former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda, has been opposing the project on the grounds that the BMIC has acquired excess land.

Karnataka Makkala Paksha member and Bangalore Mysore Infrastructure Corridor Ltd. (BMIC) Managing Director Ashok Kheny had earlier told the Legislative Assembly of Karnataka that he will complete the expressway between Bangalore and Mysore in 18 months if the State government provides requisite land and all the necessary clearances for the project.