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No Land acquisition for free: HC

Published: 04th November 2014 06:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th November 2014 06:05 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: The High Court has held that the GHMC cannot compel a person to give up his valuable land free of cost to it as a pre-condition for giving permission to construct in the land.

Justice MS Ramachandra Rao was allowing a writ petition challenging the action of the GHMC in rejecting petitioner Mohammed Ahmed Ali’s application for construction of a house at Karmanghat, on the ground that his site falls under the 200-feet proposed road as per the Revised Master Plan 2008.

He said that the layout in which his plot was located was approved by the HUDA in 2004 and his right over the property cannot be taken away on the ground that it was included in the Master Plan and if the GHMC requires his land, it has statutory obligation to acquire it by paying compensation.

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