Bengaluru

HC stays process of granting TDR for proposed landfill site

The 40-acre land is situated near Ramanagara

The Karnataka High Court on Thursday stayed for four weeks the process of issuance of Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) certificate by the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagra Palike (BBMP) in favour of the owners of 40 acres of land at Kodiyala Karenahalli in Ramanagra taluk to use it as a landfill as per a 10-year-old plan to address the city’s garbage problem.

A division bench comprising Justice John Michael Cunha and Justice H.T. Narendra Prasad passed the interim order on a PIL petition filed by city-based advocate Amruthesh N.P.

The petitioner has alleged that the land was identified for acquisition under TDR in 2009-10 for dumping the city’s garbage. However, at present there is no need for landfills as the civic body has shifted its policy by adopting waste processing method by setting up solid waste processing units at various places in the city.

The 40 acres, situated around 40 km away from the city, are of no use for the BBMP. Acquiring the land would only benefit the land owners and two private developers, who are pressing for issuance of TDR certificates as early as possible.

The petitioner sought directions to quash the permission granted by the State government, as a special case, to acquire the land.

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