States government in a reply filed in Supreme Court

In its additional reply filed before the Supreme Court on February 7, in a case pertaining to the Bangalore Mysore Infrastructure Corridor (BMIC) project, the State Government has said that it has acquired ‘excess’ land to the tune of 7,709 acres towards the controversial project being executed by the Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprise (NICE).

Hundreds of farmers tried in vain to register their protest against the government on the Tumkur highway, even as MoUs of mega projects were being exchanged at the Bangalore International Exhibition Center, the venue for GIM 2012.

Over 500 farmers belonging to Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha and Karnataka Prantha Raitha Sangha raised slogans against the government’s initiative to attract investments to the State from large players.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday told the Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprise (NICE) that the company will not be able to get possession of land for undertaking the ambitious multi-thousand crore Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor Project (BMICP) till the issue of land compensation was resolved.

A three-judge Bench headed by Justice R M Lodha refused to hear further a contempt petition filed by NICE seeking action against the State government for failing to acquire land for the project.

Petitioner says quarrying is being carried out on a portion of land given to NICE for BMIC project

The Karnataka High Court on Monday asked the State government to file a status report on the complaint that stone quarrying activities are going on on a portion of land, which was handed over to a private firm for the purpose of Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor (BMIC) project.

The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has written to the State government to abide by a July 2011 High Court order to release 50 per cent of the funds set aside for the rejuvenation of lake

March from Byatarayanapura to Hosakerehalli in protest
Various farmer organisations marched from Byatarayanapura to Hosakerehalli on Sunday, concluding their protest on the third and final day on Sunday demanding that the state government return the excess land it acquired for the Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor Project.

rage on road : Farmers march protesting acquisition of excess la

Begin three-day rally demanding return of 1,330-acre of land cquired for BMIC project
More than 1,200 families of farmers, who lost their houses and land for the Bangalore Mysore Infrastructure Corridor (BMIC) project, have launched a three-day awareness campaign against the implementing agency, Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprise Limited (NICE) for acquiring excess land illegally.

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PWD, the nodal implementation agency, says it has no details
Fifteen years after conceiving the Bangalore Mysore Infrastructure Corridor (BMIC) project, the State government now claims it has no clue where exactly the controversial project is being implemented.

A file photo of the BMIC project.The Public Works Department (PWD), the nodal agency for the project implementation, has declared that

An illegal make-over of the ambitious Bengaluru Mysore Corridor leaves slumdwellers on the road and the Supreme Court toothless.

Mumbai: Chief Minister Ashok Chavan has announced a Rs 6,653-crore budget for the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) earmarking significant funds for infrastructure and transport projects in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region.