Those owning revenue sites in the lands notified for the Nadaprabhu Kempe Gowda Layout can heave a sigh of relief.

The Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) on Monday informed the Karnataka High Court that it has already passed a resolution in favour of leaving out 3,059 revenue sites that were part of lands acquired for the layout, and the resolution is awaiting approval of the State government.

A submission in this regard was made during the hearing of the petitions filed by the property owners questioning acquisition of lands.

The BDA counsel stated that 3,059 revenue sites, formed and sold by cooperative societies and others, have been identified in 12 villages coming under the proposed layout.

If some of these revenue sites were already used for the formation of roads and other utilities, owners of such revenue sites would be provided with alternative sites.

Meanwhile, Justice Ashok B. Hinchigeri, before whom the petitions came up for hearing, expressed concern about the plight of the land owners owing to the delay by the BDA to provide the information sought by the court.

He said the court would like to dispose of the petitions at the earliest, so that interests of both land owners and BDA are protected.

As the BDA counsel sought time to provide the details along with the report on survey of revenue and nursery lands, the court adjourned further hearing till August 2.

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