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Land conversion: HC dismisses twin applications

THE LUCKNOW Bench of the Allahabad High Court on Wednesday dismissed twin applications moved in a PIL, which was filed earlier by the Nishatganj Residents? Welfare Association, against the alleged conversion of green land for residential purposes in the Vyom Khand of Gomtinagar by the LDA.

india Updated: Jan 19, 2006 00:34 IST

THE LUCKNOW Bench of the Allahabad High Court on Wednesday dismissed twin applications moved in a PIL, which was filed earlier by the Nishatganj Residents’ Welfare Association, against the alleged conversion of green land for residential purposes in the Vyom Khand of Gomtinagar by the LDA.

The Bench comprising Justice UK Dhaon and Justice Rakesh Sharma passed the orders after hearing advocate-general Virendra Bhatia.

Bhatia argued that the land in question had been earmarked for residential purposes in the new master plan and hence applications were liable to be dismissed.

It was also argued that the issue could not be dealt with the aforesaid PIL, which had been initially moved to remove encroachment in the city. Agreeing with the contention of the AG, the Bench dismissed the twin petitions.

Bhatia further informed the Bench that the LDA, the Nagar Nigam and the police had decided to conduct weekly visit of places from where encroachments had already been removed. Any incident of re-occurrence of encroachments would be conveyed to cops. The matter will come up for hearing on February 27.