Mysore

Wadiyar family takes custody of Doddakere Maidan

Following the pronouncement by the Supreme Court in favour of Wadiyar family over the ownership of football ground close to the Dasara exhibition, authorities from the Wadiyar family are said to have acquired the land and have started the construction work.

The Supreme Court in its order on April 3, 2016, had set a deadline of eight months for Mysuru Urban Development Authority to entrust the khatha of football ground measuring 10.36 acre property to the royal family, without which it had asked Maharani Pramoda Devi to take the land into custody.

Acting upon this, on Thursday, it seems that authorities from the royal family acquired the land and have started work and the land, it seems, will be enclosed for the public.

It may be recalled that MUDA had filed a writ petition in City Civil Court claiming the land as its own which went against them. Later, when they went on appeal again in the High Court, it clearly stated, ‘The land does not belong to MUDA. It cannot claim adverse possession against the true owner, respondent 5 (Wadiyar).’

Late Srikanta Datta Narasimharaja Wadiyar had claimed inheritance to the property stating that the Royal family is the rightful owner of the Garike Maala land (Doddakere Maidan near Dasara Exhibition Ground) bearing Survey No. 1 as it was inherited from his father late Maharaja Jayachamaraja Wadiyar.

As the Dasara festivities draws near, this might turn into a major problem to the district administration due to parking owes. Though,  a multi-parking work is under way, the work will not be completed by Dasara and traffic congestion will be a big problem as lakhs of people visit Mysuru during Dasara festivities.

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