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DB directs State to examine possibility of making available alternative land
Establishment of Cricket Stadium
11/15/2018 9:58:10 PM
Early Times Report

JAMMU, Nov 15: In a Public Interest Litigation filed Advocate Deewakar Sharma seeking direction to JKCA immediately start the construction of International Stadium at Bajalta Jammu soon after the release of already sanctioned amount of Rs.100.00 Crores, a Division Bench of State High Court Comprising Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Alok Aradhe after hearing Adv Deewakar Sharma who is also petitioner in PIL whereas Sr. Adv Sunil Sethi with Adv Parimoksh Seth for the BCCI observed that despite repeated orders, no firm view by the BCCI has been made regarding the suitability of land measuring 516 kanals and 13 marlas situated in village, Sidhra and Bain Bajalta proposed to be transferred to the JKCA for establishment of Cricket Stadium. DB observed that "We are assured by Sunil Sethi, Senior Counsel appearing for the BCCI that he shall file the views of the BCCI on this aspect on the next date of hearing".
Division Bench further observed that the petitioner present in person has placed before us a communication No. FCDJ/2990-91 dated 14.12.2017 addressed by the Er. Sumeet K. Puri, Executive Engineer, Flood Control Division, Jammu to the Superintending Engineer, Hydraulic Circle, Jammu, "As reported by the Assistant Executive Engineer concerned vide his No. FCSD/IV/47 dated 13.12.2017, it is stated that a joint inspection of the proposed site/area for establishment of Cricket Stadium was conducted along with Tehsildar, Naib Tehsildar, and Patwari concerned on 13th December, and it has been found that proposed area falls in flood zone. The whole proposed site/area was inundated during the floods of September, 2014."
Upon this DB directed the State Government may also examine the possibility of making available the alternative land for the purpose of establishment of a Cricket Stadium.
DB directed State Govt to file report on or before next date of hearing.
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