Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)
Mangaluru, Feb 25: The government sought three weeks time to take a decision on acquisition of land at Pachanady, Kudupu and Mandara areas in the city where solid waste landfill site had suffered landslide and destroyed houses, land, and farmland. In the state high court, on Wednesday February 24, it requested for three weeks time in order to process the matter and take a decision.
The public interst litigation filed by Karnataka Legal Services Authority came up for hearing before a divison bench of the high court presided by Chief Justice A S Oka, on Wednesday. Advocate general Prabhulinga K Navadagi, who appeared on behalf of the state government, said that a proposal of Mangaluru city corporaiton recommending to acquire the land rendered waste due to the above landslide had reached the government on Wednesday and therefore sought three weeks time to take a decision. The bench agreed to the requested and adjourned hearing.
In the meantime, the bench asked the managing director of Mangaluru Smart City Project to execute a bond to stay committed to the guidelines that may be framed by National Environment Engineering Research Institute, relating to the failure to dispose off demolition waste, and posted the hearing to March 1.