BBMP wants to take land from the owners along the 100 feet ring road (BTM Layout and JP Nagar) for road widening. They say they are doing this "for the benefit of the larger population".
Now compare this with Bangalore Metro train project. The government setup a committee called "Thomas Committee" which analysed the socio-economic impact and set the guidelines for deciding the compensation package for each of the affected land owners and business establishments. The report can be seen at the following link here.
Now the Metro is also being built in the same place and the irony is if your land is taken away by this project you will get a compensation of 130 per cent of market price plus value of loss of business. If your land is being acquired by BBMP’s road widening project you will get 0 per cent of the market price!
This is a gross violation of the "RIGHT to EQUALITY" under the indian Consititution. Our Supreme Court will surely decide this case in favour of the land owners and against the BBMP. But the question is what will be the stance of Karnataka High Court?
It is time for people to come together and fight this together. I request all of you to subscribe to the yahoogroups firstname.lastname@example.org a lot of legal information has been posted on the messages archive. ⊕