Mysore, June 15 (KMC)- The City-based NGO Jaagruthi has urged the State Govt. to look into the alleged irregularities in the Makkaji Chowk construction and the Jawa land issues.

Advocate S. Arun Kumar, Convenor of Jaagruthi, said during a press meet here this morning that a memorandum will be submitted today to District In-Charge Minister S. Suresh Kumar, who also holds the Urban Development ministry.

Arun Kumar said that the High Court had admitted the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by Jaagruthi, a city-based NGO, challenging the resolution passed by Mysore City Corporation (MCC), permitting the Bangalore-based builders Maverick Holdings and Investment Limited to construct the complex at Makkaji Chowk up to a height of 10.5 mts, violating the provisions in the Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) of Mysore which allows constructions of only 7 mts height.

Arun Kumar mentioned that the MCC, in its letter, said that the Makkaji Chowk site is 52 meters away from Town Hall, which is a heritage structure.

The PIL (No.13509/2006) was admitted by the High Court against the defendants MCC Commissioner, Urban Development Secretary, State's Chief Secretary and Maverick Holdings and Investments Pvt. Ltd. for violating the CDP.

Loss of Rs. 5 cr to MCC

Arun Kumar said that the MCC had entered into a supplementary agreement on 21.08.2008. "As per the said agreement the builders will pay the lease amount to MCC only when the entire extent of 4 acres and 19 guntas is handed over to Maverick, despite the MCC and Maverick knowing fully well that there were multiple Writ Petitions pending before the High Court before starting the construction.

Jawa Factory land

Arun Kumar said that a loss of more than Rs. 32 crore has been incurred by MUDA while according change of land-use permission to Sankalp Group.

Arun Kumar alleged that instead of collecting market value from the builders, the MUDA had collected only Rs. 8,04,892, incurring a loss of more than Rs. 32 crore for the MUDA.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore