Wed. Oct 5th, 2022


The State authorities on Wednesday advised the extreme court docket of Karnataka that it is exploring numerous utterly different selections, collectively with a restricted widening of the highway, constructing a flyover/underpass, and many others., to ease site visitors on the roads adjoining Bangalore Palace Grounds, collectively with the busy Ramana Maharshi highway (Ballari highway) stretch between Mekhri junction and Cauvery junction.

additionally, the federal authorities advised the court docket that its earlier proposal to current Transferable development Rights (TDR) to the occupants of the palace properties, topic to outcome of their pending problem to the Bangalore Palace (Acquisition) Act, 1996 earlier than the apex court docket, will not be viable. the worth of TDR is astronomical, which can not get larger if the apex court docket upholds the palace acquisition regulation, the federal authorities has said.

the various to discover utterly different selections to widen the highway and ease site visitors was taken by way of the meeting held on September sixteen beneath the chairmanship of the Chief Minister, said further Chief Secretary (metropolis development division) Rakesh Singh in his affidavit.

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the federal authorities additionally said that it’d first discover the likelihood of widening the Mekhri junction and Cauvery junction stretch using solely the lands which may be already obtainable with the federal authorities.

it is going to additionally look at various entry to the bridal ceremony halls and exhibition halls located contained in the palace grounds as automobiles of people visiting these halls clog the site visitors on this stretch significantly,

the federal authorities has filed the affidavit by way of the listening to of a PIL petition filed by Samarpana, a cultural and social organisation, in search of route to widen the Ballari highway stretch to ease vehicular movement.

A Division Bench comprising performing Chief Justice Alok Aradhe and Justice S. Vishwajith Shetty, which examined the affidavit, said that there is not any such factor as a readability inside the affidavit on the extent and method of widening of the highway, and requested the federal authorities to clarify these elements.

the federal authorities additionally advised the Bench that the apex court docket, which in 2014 permitted the federal authorities to current TDR topic to ultimate outcome of the litigation on the palace acquisition regulation, had in may 2022 left it to the authorities to take a various on this regard.



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