Land Acquisition for Shivarama Karath Layout has lapsed [%new%]
Garima Singh- The Karnataka HC declared that the preliminary notification, issued by the BDA in 2008 to acquire land for the formation of Dr. Shivarama Karanth Layout has lapsed as it was not implemented for several years. Justice A.S Bopanna passed the order while allowing petitions filed by land owners from Ramagondanahalli and Veerasagara village of Yelahanka hobli. The BDA had on December 30, 2008 issued the preliminary notification identifying 3546 acres of land situated between Dodaballapur and Hessarghatta roads to form 18,975 sites. The court declared that the acquisition process, in so far as it relates to land of the petitioners is concerned, has lapsed as the BDA had neither declared the scheme for acquisition nor issued the final notification for acquisition even after five years and 11 months. Thus, the acquisition has lapsed due to non-implementation of the plan within the reasonable period.
The land owners have complained that they were deprived of peaceful enjoyment of their properties in view of the preliminary notification and failure of the BDA to consider their objections against acquisition even though they had submitted their objections soon after issuance of the preliminary notification.
 Krishnaprasad, Land Acquisition for Shivarama Karath Layout has lapsed, The Hindu, 4 (November 27, 2014)