Order on road through UAS campus reserved

Order on road through UAS campus reserved

During the hearing of the petition filed by former vice-chancellors of the UAS, K N Puttegowda, the counsel for BBMP submitted that stopping the work would defeat the very purpose of the project.

He said of the proposed six-kilometre road, work has already been completed on 3.9 km at a cost of Rs 15.19 crore on 24 acres of land. The remaining 2.1 km road would be laid if the UAS handed over 12 acres.

The Division Bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice H G Ramesh is hearing the matter.

The Palike counsel refuted the allegations of indiscriminate felling of trees. The Bench sought to know whether the road formed part of the biodiversity heritage site notified by the State government and orally warned the Palike of serious consequences in case of violation of rules.  

The matter has been reserved for orders.

Fresh plaint against BSY

One more petition has been filed against Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa over the alleged  illegal allocation of civic amenity (CA) site to PES College at Banashankari 1st Stage.

Petitioner K N Sreedhar has alleged that the Bangalore Development Authority violated the norms by allotting 16,000 sq feet of land to PES Group of educational institutions. The matter is likely to come up for hearing this week.

Counter affidavit

The High Court has directed the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike to file a counter affidavit to a public interest petition seeking to exempt Mantri Mall from widening of the Sampige road.

Petitioner Devaneesh has challenged the notification dated Nov 12, 2009 granting the exemption. He has alleged that a theatre and LIC building close to the mall were demolished, while the mall was untouched.

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