Mysuru: October 16, 2017 will be the Red-Letter Day for MUDA as it will distribute 1,800 sites in Rabindranath Tagore Nagar or R.T. Nagar. A mega event will be held on that day where Chief Minister Siddharamaiah will initiate the process of site distribution through lottery system. Allotment letters to beneficiaries will be given on the same day.
The R.T. Nagar Layout was formed along the Ring Road adjoining Kanakadasanagar and University Layouts in a vast area of 219 acres. The land acquisition process had been completed in 1993-1994 and accordingly, compensations were paid.
The layout comes under different survey numbers of Kergalli and over 2,270 sites of various dimensions will be distributed to aspirants who have been waiting for sites for more than 10 years.
It may be recalled here that in a huge setback for MUDA’s ambitious plan of allotting sites in R.T. Nagar, farmer Pachhegowda from Kergalli Survey Number 115/9 and three other land owners had brought a stay from Karnataka High Court against distribution of sites claiming that they were paid inadequate compensation for their lands.
Questioning this, MUDA had moved the Supreme Court, which directed the Karnataka High Court to resolve the issue. As per SC direction, the Karnataka HC took up the case and cleared the site distribution in April this year. There are 394 Corner Sites (CS), 1,764 Intermediate Sites (IS), and 114 Odd Sites (OS) out of the total 2,270 sites.
A team of MUDA officials and staff launched cleaning operation of the vast area this morning and signboards displaying site dimensions and locations were being painted. According to MUDA officials, the 1,800 sites will be distributed based on caste, seniority, number of attempts and age of the applicants.
All the beneficiaries have been identified and to prevent confusion and chaos, the sites will be allotted through lottery system. “The CM will initiate the lottery picking process and allotment letters will be given away on-the-spot. We will make arrangements at the venue on Oct. 16,” a MUDA officer told Star of Mysore.
The beneficiaries have been informed about the Oct. 16 event and boxes containing the lottery slips of various site dimensions (20×30, 30×40, 40×60 and 50×80) will be placed at the venue and after the CM’s programme, beneficiaries will be asked to pick the lottery slips themselves, the officer added.
Allotment letters along with lease-cum-sale-agreement will be given on the same day and the Khata will be registered. “Title Deeds will not be given till the 10-year lease period expires preventing the beneficiaries from selling the sites. At any given point of time within the mandatory 10-year lease period if the beneficiary has to sell a site, he/ she must pay 50 percent penalty at the prevailing market rate (according to the guidance value fixed by the Sub-Registrar) at the time of the sale,” the officer explained.