A big chunk of land in northwest Delhi’s Kanjhawala has been freed by the high court for the Delhi government to develop it as an industrial hub.
A bench of Justices B D Ahmed and Ashutosh Kumar, in a recent order, dismissed a batch of 100 petitions challenging the land acquisition process. Delhi government’s land and building department had taken a large tract of land there for industrial development.
“The key point is whether the petitioners had any right in subject lands? As noted above, in the undertakings given by the petitioners in 2011, while opting for special rehabilitation package and receiving additional payments thereunder, they had clearly divested themselves of all their rights in respect of the subject acquired lands,” the bench observed, paving the way for government to go ahead with its proposed plan for the land.