Hyderabad:The land pool proposed by AP CM N. Chandrababu Naidu for construction of the capital has no legal basis, say experts. Experts said that AP Urban Areas Development Act will have to be amended to insert a separate chapter on land pooling schemes to get legal sanctity.
They suggested that AP has time till June 2, 2016 to make an independent APUD Act or insert land pooling chapter. Indian Institute for Human Settlements analytical study said “land pooling may not be an entirely viable option”.
However, the report said, “It may be necessary to amend the APUD Act to include a new chapter on land pooling specifically for the purpose of the capital city project, in order to give legal basis to the land pooling proposal. Alternatively, land pooling regulations may be enacted under the APUD Act.”
Experts say that lessons can be learnt from attempts of Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority in December 2013 regarding land pooling problems in Pardesipalem and Cherlopalikandham without any supporting legislation.
The proposed capital region around Vijayawada will have sectors like Chandigarh. The Directorate of Town and Country Planning estimated that land required for capital maybe between 5,000 to 10,000 acres, while around 1,500 acres will be immediately required. The capital will be located within 192.5 km of Outer Ring Road of VGTM UDA area, on the banks of the Krishna River....
Location: Andhra Pradesh