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|15th February 2009, 00:47||#61|
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Nikhil, if budgets permit, may I suggest IRR/Indiranagar? Sai Iyengar's service is godawful and pathetic -- from personal experience -- and they could do with some stiff competition.
|15th February 2009, 14:41||#62|
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As v1p3r mentioned it would be a good idea to set shop around Indiranagar, along with my options which i had given in my previous message. you can think of these places.
Bhimanagar, old airport rd ....
|15th February 2009, 17:03||#63|
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I never understood how governments take decisions. The area I live in used to be a peaceful residential area. It's now a chaotic mess thanks largely to the greedy officials/local politicians who can go any extent to bend the rules to fill their pockets.
And now this so called "Namma" metro. I know even a few people who had to give up their homes - some of them retired and living on pensions. Where on earth would they go even if the government gave them some compensation in return?
After all the hardship people suffer I sincerely hope the metro will be a practical solution unlike the several illogically planned flyovers/underpasses of Bangalore.
|15th February 2009, 18:27||#64|
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Sentiments apart, I think Bangalore badly needs a fast rapid mass transport system. Metro has been selected for this & it better be implemented by 2012 as planned. If everyone has a complaint about it - impacting them in ome way or the other, - this big a project will never progress and see the light of completion.
I have heard that the compensation is not great, but I wont believe that it is very bad. All widening activities are usually compensated well, esp in Bangalore where the govt. regulated prices are "closer" - compared to other cities - to market values after the recent govt revisions as govt. stands to gain more in terms of reg. amout, taxes etc.
|15th February 2009, 19:19||#65|
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Thanks vip3r and lohith. We are looking at many options right now. All three of us(Dad, mom and me) will have to make a decision keeping many things in mind. Thanks for the support.
|15th February 2009, 20:05||#66|
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Do you think maybe:
1.) ....some of the landlords are in the "wrong" political party?
2.) ....the officials are hoping to be persuaded by means
other than logic....$$$$$ ?
|16th February 2009, 01:36||#67|
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Sorry to hear about your troubles Nikhil.
Besides the other advice given here. There are a few things that you can do rightaway.
Please check to see whether you were given notice by the Metro/Govt/Municipality. You are entitled to a notice if you are the occupier.
If no notice was given, the land acquisition proceedings can be challenged on that ground.
If you were not made a party to the case in the HC - maybe you can challenge the decision for being bad due to non-joinder of necessary parties.
You should have filed a petition before the HC. Never too late, you can still approach the SC against the judgement of the HC.
Have you considered having all the employees in the building file a petition in the HC saying that their right to livelihood is at stake?
You can perhaps also file a petition now. Your chances look pretty good, I cannot of course comment unless I see the alignment of the Metro and the proposed station as well as other documents.
I have come across cases where the owners of the property have preferred the property to be acquired as the same were dilapidated and/or fetching unremunerative rents. I hope that the same is not true in your case.
Look for a good lawyer in your town, maybe one of your customers / a TBHPian.
Let us not presume that the HC rejected your point of view. AFAIK you have not put your points of view across to the HC - loss of livelihood, availability of alternate land in vicinity etc. For all you know the landlords argued only for Rs.100/- instead of Rs.10/- as compensation.
The courts are normally against land acquisition and in favour of the owners / occupiers. That being said, if the use of alternate land requires major re-alignmnet of the rail/road lines, the Courts will not agree to it.
Cheers and wishing you all the best,
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