New Delhi:The Supreme Court on Friday sought the Uttar Pradesh governments reply to a plea by nine farmers of a Greater Noida village,challenging acquisition of their land for developing Noida Extension adjoining Delhi.
A bench of Justices R MLodha and H L Gokhale issued notices to the state government and Greater Noida Authority on a petition filed by the farmers from Bisrakh who challenged the Allahabad high court decision that,on October 21,2011,refused to quash the acquisition of their village land acquired by using the urgency clause.Around 608 hectares of land had been acquired in Bisrakh,where around 15 residential projects are underway.
The bench also tagged their petitions with similar pleas that have reached the apex court over last several months.
The Supreme Court had quashed acquisition of around 158 hectares of land in Shahberi village and the Allahabad high court had denotified 589 hectares of land in Patwadi in July last year,sending real estate projects underway in the region into a tizzy. Source>>>