Land for BIAPA: HC directs objections from State govt

The petitioners, D N Satish and 40 others from Devanahalli and surrounding places, had challenged the two notifications dated 7 January, 2009 and 27 January 2009 by BIAPA to acquire land for their master plan. The petitioners contended that there was total disparity between the preliminary notification and the final notification.

The petitioners submitted that the preliminary notification was flawed as no feasibility study was done nor environment clearence taken.

The petitioner said that against the earlier  1,36000 hectare area (ha) notified earlier, only 79,200 ha  had been notified in the final notification dated January 27, 2009 of which 7,999 ha is residential. This was over three thousand hectare area more than that notified previously, while the green belt area had been reduced by about 14,000 ha.
The petitioners said that the planning authority’s notification is without application of mind and no traffic census has been conducted. The petitioners also pointed out that no objections had been called by BIAPA before the final notification and sought a direction against it.

Justice Ajit Gunjal, who heard the matter has directed the State Government departments lile Urban Development Department, Bangalore Metropolitan Region Development Authority, BIAPA, DC Urban and DC rural and others to file statement of objections within two weeks.

Notice to PU Department

The High Court has ordered notice to the Pre-University Department and Mahajana College, Mysore in connection with the first PU examination results.

The petitioners, 40 students from the college, had moved the High Court seeking to annul the results detaining them in first PU examinations stating that the college principal had deliberately failed them for striking against his certain policies.

The petitioners said that even the management had initiated action against the principal for failing them deliberately in the examinations and sought directions to cancel the results declared and admit them to II PU.

Justice Mohan Shantangowdar who heard the matter has ordered notice to the PU board and the college.

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