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.

A letter from the Editor

Dear reader,

We have been keeping you up-to-date with information on the developments in India and the world that have a bearing on our health and wellbeing, our lives and livelihoods, during these difficult times. To enable wide dissemination of news that is in public interest, we have increased the number of articles that can be read free, and extended free trial periods. However, we have a request for those who can afford to subscribe: please do. As we fight disinformation and misinformation, and keep apace with the happenings, we need to commit greater resources to news gathering operations. We promise to deliver quality journalism that stays away from vested interest and political propaganda.

Support Quality Journalism
Recommended for you
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | Jun 3, 2020 4:52:53 AM |

Next Story