Mysore

MUDA notice on land recovery leaves residents in a dilemma

As the Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA) issued notices to the residents of Vijayashreepura Layout to recover 23.20 acre of revenue land on Friday, people seem to be a worried lot.

As soon as the MUDA officials drive spread, people who have been living in the area for some time, rushed to the residence of  MLA Vasu and sought help. It is learnt that there are 1500 people living in 468 houses in the area.

Acting upon the Supreme Court order to recover 23.20 acre of encroached government land before September 15, MUDA officials have started issuing notices to the residents to vacate the place.

While many hope Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s intervention would help them wriggle out of the situation, some are wondering if they could do something legally. Speaking to the worried residents of the area, Vasu assured them he would talk to Siddaramaiah to solve the issue.

People in the entire locality have been having sleepless nights. A resident said, “After all, this is where we live. There are people living in this area for more than 30 years and around 50 houses have not been served any notice. We are in a fix. Some have taken bank loan to build houses here. If this is a revenue land, how did we get loan from banks?”

It may be recalled that the Apex Court, which heard the pleas of owners of properties in the disputed land had on Tuesday directed the MUDA to recover the encroached land.

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