BMIC issue: The saga so far

NICE reply

1. False. As per the article 5.1.2 of Frame Work Agreement (FWA), Govt shall sell land to the promoter.

2. As per FWA, 5,688 acre of Govt land needs to be handed over by KIADB for 40 years lease at the lease rent of Rs 10/acre/year.

But the lease rent is only temporary, as the company will pay mutually agreed price (as per 1999-2000 guidance value).

3. False. Only 6,999 acre for road and 12,194 acres for township is required as per FWA. It is High Level ommittee headed by the CS which gives land for stage 1. The issue is settled long ago.

4. ODP is the master plan for BMICPA. The AG’s submission before SC is based on facts.

5. Submitted maps & drawings long ago. PWD approved plots for the alignment on July 20 2002; incorporated in ODP on Feb, 12 2004; has been upheld by Supreme Court.

6. No meaning in it. NICE has struggled for 12 years to implement the project.

Gowda’s allegation

1. Govt land is being illegally sold to NICE
2. Govt has leased out land at Rs 10 per acre per year
3. NICE is getting excess land of nearly 4,955 acre around B’lore
4. Advocate General misled the SC on road alignment
5. NICE has not submitted any drawings on alignment to Govt so far
6. NICE has no intention to implement the project


* 40.5 kms of 41 kms of peripheral road done

* 8.1 km of 9.1 link road completed

* 6 kms of 111 expressway done.

* Govt has handed over around 7,000 acre land

Project highlights

* Express way between B’lore and Mysore — 111 kms

* Peripheral road  — 41 kms

* Link road  — 9.1 kms

*  Five townships

* Total land required — 20,193 acre

* Project promoter NICE

* Project MoU signed in 1995










H D Deve Gowda

“Successive governments from 2003 have issued absolute sale deed to the NICE for over 1,040 acre of prime land around Bangalore, against the original frame work agreement of BMIC project. The land should be given only on lease for 30 years and the promoter should hand over the entire land meant for road component back to the Government.”

B S Yeddyurappa

“Deve Gowda is trying to mislead farmers and vitiate law and order situation in the State sing the BMIC project as an excuse.

What is his intention?

Why is he losing his cool?

Why is he creating confusion and hampering development?”

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