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HC complex in Indore may be built on Agriculture College land, lake spared

Pipliyahana lake will be restored to its past glory and the land belonging to Agriculture College on Bicholi road near World Cup Square may be handed over to the high court for construction of a modern district court complex, said Indore collector P Narahari.

indore Updated: Nov 30, 2016 09:30 IST
The land adjacent to the Pipliyahana lake will not be disturbed for any kind of construction.
The land adjacent to the Pipliyahana lake will not be disturbed for any kind of construction.(Shankar Mourya/HT file)

Pipliyahana lake will be restored to its past glory and the land belonging to Agriculture College on Bicholi road near World Cup Square may be handed over to the high court for construction of a modern district court complex, said Indore collector P Narahari.

In a recent meeting between the registrar general of Madhya Pradesh High Court and chief secretary of the state, several options for allotment of new piece of land was discussed, and land adjacent to the water body was taken out of the proposition.

“The land of Agriculture College seems to be most appropriate for construction of the court complex. A proposal will be sent to the registrar general of the High Court in this regard, and after receiving their consent, we will discuss with the college authorities on how they will be compensated for the land acquired from them,” said the district collector.

The land adjacent to the Pipliyahana lake will not be disturbed for any kind of construction, the collector said, adding, construction materials that are lying on the land will be removed once the new land is finalised.

People took to mass agitation for saving Pilpliyahana lake in the beginning of July this year, which gathered support from local leaders. The relentless fight put up by the people to save the water body compelled the state government to roll back its decision of constructing a modern building for high court adjacent to the lake.

An in-principle approval for allotment of an approximate 20 acres belonging to the Agriculture College was achieved in the recent meeting.

City-based social activist Kishore Kodwani, who spearheaded the mass agitation against government to stop construction of the court complex on the water body expressed happiness over the decision, and said, “We should save our natural resources for future generations.”