Mysuru: The Government-constituted eight-member committee to look into the writ petitions on Kurubarahalli Survey No. 4 and Alanahalli Survey No. 41 has decided to bring to the notice of the Karnataka High Court to exclude the layouts coming under the said survey numbers from “B Kharab” (government land) classification and then submit a proposal to the State Government.
At the third meeting held yesterday at Room No. 510, Revenue Department, MS Building in Bengaluru, the committee, headed by Mysuru DC D. Randeep, opined that as the layouts including Alanahalli, K.C. Nagar and Income Tax Layouts have been formed years ago from the land that has been sanctioned by City Improvement Trust Board (CITB) (now MUDA), it was legitimate to exclude the layouts from “B Kharab” classification.
MUDA Commissioner Dr. M. Mahesh, who attended the meeting, told Star of Mysore that thousands of residents have built their houses on the land that has been legally sanctioned by a government body. “The meeting decided to approach the High Court and subsequently send a proposal to the State Government for the Cabinet to take a decision,” he said.
“There are over 72 writ petitions in the HC and also in the light of a stay brought by Pramoda Devi Wadiyar representing Mysuru royal family. As such, the issue has to be brought to the notice of the High Court. A proposal will be sent to exclude the layouts from “B Kharab” classification,” he added.
On May 26, 2015, the then Mysuru DC had declared Kurubarahalli Sy. No. 4 and Alanahalli Sy. No. 41 as “B Kharab”. 710.17 acres out of the 1,543 acres that has been declared as “B Kharab” in Kurubarahalli Sy. No. 4, and 74 acres out of 175 acres of Alanahalli Sy. No. 41 have been taken over by MUDA 70 years back to form layouts and to distribute sites.
“All the documents and maps of the area along with supporting documents have been submitted to MUDA to ease the deadlock and for a suitable decision,” Dr. Mahesh said.
The meeting was held in Bengaluru as some of the Revenue Department officers were not able to attend the meeting in Mysuru. Additional DC T. Yogesh, Deputy Secretary, Revenue Department (Land Allotment), Consultant, Revenue Department, Representative of Legal Department, Legal Advisor, DC Office, Tahsildar T. Ramesh Babu and others participated in the meeting.
Following continuous agitations by people of the localities coming under the two survey numbers, the first meeting was held on July 6 in Bengaluru at the Revenue Department. The Principal Secretary had formed a committee to examine the writ petitions and find a solution.
The second meeting was held on July 17 at the Court Hall of the DC Office in Mysuru. The Principal Secretary, Revenue Department Dr E.V. Ramana Reddy had directed the DC to submit a report within a month.
The lands had been purchased by over 25,000 people from MUDA in 1970s. However, they are yet to get land records, in spite of them being legal owners of the land. Hence, everything has come to a standstill as they are neither able to sell their houses nor build extra floors for the past three years. A few residents and owners of lands had approached the court for relief.