Chhattisgarh HC clears decks for township project

The decks for the state government’s ‘Kamal Vihar’ integrated township development project by dismissing all 23 petitions filed by land owners and farmers challenging land acquisition policy and its environmental clearance has been cleared by the Chhattisgarh High court.

Delivering the verdict, Justice Prasant Mishra dismissed all the pleas on the ground of merit thus paving the way for Raipur Development Authority (RDA) to resume construction of the mega township project proposed to be developed over an area of 1,600 acres at Dunga near here at an estimated cost of Rs 927 crore.

Welcoming the court verdict, Chief Minister Raman Singh said that work on the Kamal Vihar township project would be expedited. He also announced that similar integrated township projects would be developed in other cities across the state.

Housing and Environment Minister Rajesh Munat and RDA Chairman Sunil Soni also welcomed the court verdict asserting speedy completion of the government’s dream township project, which would have all the amenities of a modern city.