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CRDA says High Court ruling will not affect land pooling

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Published Sep 13, 2016, 4:38 am IST
Updated Sep 13, 2016, 5:06 am IST
The Andha Pradesh government has been claiming that around 33,000 acres of land has been pooled for Amaravati. (Representational image)
 The Andha Pradesh government has been claiming that around 33,000 acres of land has been pooled for Amaravati. (Representational image)

Hyderabad: The Capital Regional Development Authority (CRDA) has sought to allay the fears of farmers and land owners who gave land for pooling stating that the High Court stay on Swiss Challenge tender process will not delay the construction of the capital city. Pro-land pooling scheme-farmers have expressed concern over the High Court stay.  

According to them, unless CRDA commissioner Cherukuri Sridhar says that neither the returnable plot allotment to the LPS farmers nor the development of infrastructure in the capital villages will be affected.

Mr Sridhar told this newspaper, “The High Court has issued status quo order only on the tender process for selecting developer of start-up area of 1692 acres of land in Venkatapalem, a part of financial city, which is turn one of the nine proposed cities of Amaravati. It is not a stay on the project. Government buildings will come up in Raipudi and it has nothing to do with the start-up area. Our advocates are examining the order and we will take up the legal process to get the status quo on the tender process for developing start-up area, vacated.”

He further said, "The CRDA plot allotment process will start from Friday. Court status quo order will have impact on this. Both plot allotment and development of infrastructure is going simultaneously. In Nelapadu, the allotment process is complete and we have st-arted the infrastructure development by calling for tenders and we have fina-nces tied up for all the villages.”

The Andha Pradesh government has been claiming that around 33,000 acres of land has been pooled for Amaravati.

A farmer, D. Venkat Subba Rao of Nelapadu expressing his fears, said, “This kind of legal tangles will delay the process. Our family gave 50 acres of land to LPS. Farmers will suffer if the infrastructure development or construction is delayed.”

Amaravati Rythu Samakya president U. Sambasiva Rao of Tullur said, “We were assured by the CRDA that they will work to get the stay vacated. We have faith in the government.”

Another farmer, Bellam-konda Narasimha Rao. who gave land in LPS said, “Farmers are worried as they don’t have knowledge of what exactly happened. The government is ready to give plots but without infrastructure development and construction of buildings it will not be of use. We are hoping that everything will be cleared soon.”

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Location: India, Andhra Pradesh




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