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19 years after govt notifying land for NICE project, farmers await action 5.1.2017 Citizen Matters

Their lands were notified for Bangalore-Mysore infra corridor project 19 years ago. Now their land has no market value, they can't dare to plant something that's of value, can't renovate or rebuild their houses, and can't be assured of a secured future. A story of how flawed land acquisition policies put lives in jeopardy.

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NICE gets stay on govt notice over toll collection 19.12.2016 deccanherald.com
The Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprise (NICE) has been successful in getting a stay from a court on the notice served by the state government on it, seeking why toll collection on the Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor should not be stopped. According to official sources, the government had served a notice to NICE, after the Legislature committee report on the reported violation of the framework agreement by the company, was tabled in the Assembly during the recently concluded winter session of the legislature in Belagavi. However, NICE has been quick to outsmart the government, the sources added. The government is now working towards getting the stay vacated. The committee had noted that NICE had violated the framework agreement between itself and the Public Works Department (PWD) by collecting toll, without even providing cemented roads or facilities such as drinking water and toilets for road users. Despite this, NICE has been collecting higher toll than its competitors, the report ...
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Take over BMIC  project, order CBI probe: Gowda to govt 11.12.2016 deccanherald.com
JD(S) supremo and former prime minister HDDeve Gowda on Sunday said a CBI probe can reveal the extent of "large scale irregularities" in the implementation of the Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor (BMIC) project. Addressing a press conference in Bengaluru, Gowda said the state government should immediately take over the project as recommended by a House committee headed by Law Minister TBJayachandra. Gowda said he has always been stating that the Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprise (NICE), the promoters of the BMICproject, has been indulging in irregularities during the last two decades. The content of the report of the House committee, which was tabled in the winter session of the state legislature in Belagavi recently, has vindicated his stand, he said. Gowda said Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had recently stated that strict action will be initiated against the promoters of the project. "I have faith that the chief minister will keep his word. We (the JD-S) were portrayed as villains when we ...
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Deve Gowda urges govt. to hand over probe into NICE project to CBI 11.12.2016 Hindu: National
Indictment of Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprise (NICE), the promoter of Bangalore-Mysuru Infrastructure Corridor (BMIC) project, for violating the framework agreement by the House committee of...
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Hand over encroachment cases to spl court: Panel convener 10.12.2016 deccanherald.com
The anti-land grab action committee on Saturday said the government had not handed over cases pertaining to encroachment of government lands to a special court.

Convener of the committee A T Ramaswamy told reporters that the court had been set up for the speedy trial of land-grabbing cases.

The government should take the issue of encroachment seriously and extend all co-operation to the court to conduct speedy trial, Ramaswamy said.

He said Assembly speaker K B Koliwad should resign from the post of chairman of the committee probing encroachment of lakes in Bengaluru Urban and Bengaluru Rural districts. It is not proper for the presiding officer of the Assembly to head such an important committee, Ramaswamy said.

He said the government should implement recommendations made by an Assembly committee that went into irregularities in the Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor project.
DH News Service
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Take back 20 lakebeds from NICE project, panel tells govt. 8.12.2016 Hindu: Bangalore
‘Acquisition of lakes contrary to the Karnataka High Court’s 1995 judgment’
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Karnataka govt. keen on reducing public spaces in layouts developed by urban authorities 8.12.2016 Hindu: News
The Karnataka Urban Development Authorities Bill, 2016, was returned by the Governor earlier
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PWD gets first look at House panel report on Nice road 7.12.2016 TOI: All Headlines
PWD gets first look at House panel report on Nice road
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This session saw serious business, but north Karnataka wants more concrete action 4.12.2016 Hindu: News
The winter session of the State legislature that concluded in Belagavi on Saturday is one of the few legislature sessions in recent years that witnessed serious business without too many disruptions.
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NICE diverted 756 acres for real estate biz, says report 3.12.2016 deccanherald.com
A House committee which probed the irregularities in the implementation of the Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor project has found that the promoters of the project diverted 756.33 acres for real estate purposes. The 11-member committee, headed by Law Minister TBJayachandra, tabled its 392-page report in the Legislative Assembly on Friday. The report states that the market value of land illegally diverted by Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprise (NICE), the promoters of the project, is Rs 7,077 crore. According to the framework agreement signed between the state government and NICE, land acquired for link road and peripheral road cannot be diverted for housing projects. The agreement specified that layouts and commercial complexes can come up only in the five townships along the BMICexpressway. The report states that NICE had submitted an affidavit to the Supreme Court that 6,999 acres were required for the peripheral road and link road. The company had also given an undertaking before the Apex ...
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Stop toll on NICE Road, order CBI probe: House panel 3.12.2016 Hindu: News
The report of the House Committee of the Karnataka legislature, which strongly indicts Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprises (NICE), the promoter of the Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor P...
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‘A new ray of hope for us’ 3.12.2016 Hindu: News
The report of the House Committee recommending a comprehensive probe into the alleged irregularities in implementation of the BMICP has come as a new ray of hope for the land losers after a gap of 11...
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House panel says Nandi infrastructure corridor enterprises violated 16 provisions 3.12.2016 Hubli - City - The Times of India
NICE MD and independent MLA Ashok Kheny was not present in the assembly when the report was tabled.
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How NICEly road users, farmers lost out 3.12.2016 Hindu: National
Panel says developer violated the FWA, collected toll without laying concrete road
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137 crucial files missing, 20 lakes illegally handed over to NICE: report 2.12.2016 deccanherald.com
The Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor (BMIC) project was the first-ever Public-Private Partnership project in Karnataka but has been mired in controversy ever since it was conceived. The project envisages constructing 111 km of expressway between Bengaluru and Mysuru, a 41-km peripheral road, a 9.8-km link road (both around Bengaluru) and five townships under Build-Own-Operate-Transfer basis. An Assembly committee headed Law Minister TBJayachandra constituted to probe irregularities in the implementation of the project has come out with several recommendation and observations. The panel has 11 members from both the ruling and the Opposition parties. The report says that several government files pertaining to the BMIC project have gone missing and this has also led to irregularities in the implementation of the project. As many as 137 files, which have to be preserved permanently going by the importance of the content, have gone missing. The files pertaining to the stamps and registration, the ...
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Take over flawed BMIC project: panel 2.12.2016 deccanherald.com
AHouse committee has found large-scale irregularities in implementation of the Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor (BMIC) project by its promoter, Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprise, and recommended that the government take over the project. The 11-member panel headed by Law Minister TBJayachandra tabled its 392-page report in the Legislative Assembly on Friday. The committee sought a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation or the Enforcement Directorate into shortcomings in project implementation. The report stated that the then urban development minister in 2003 could have played a role in allowing irregularities in implementation of the project. The report, however, does not name the minister. The report stated that it was during April 2003 that the draft Outline Development Plan (ODP)for the BMICproject was prepared, bringing 1.75 lakh acres under the jurisdiction of Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor Area ProjectAuthority (BMICAPA). BMICAPA is a single window agency monitoring ...
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Cutting across party lines, MLAs seek CBI probe into BMIC 'scam' 2.12.2016 deccanherald.com
Legislators across all political parties on Friday demanded that the government order a CBI probe into reported irregularities in the Banglore Mysore Infrastructure Corridor (BMIC) project. Initiating a debate on a 292-page report submitted by an Assembly committee set up to look into irregularities in the implementation of the controversial project, Leader of the Opposition Jagadish Shettar said it is a fit case for the CBI to investigate. The project promoter, Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprise (NICE), has reportedly illegally collected toll of Rs 1,350 crore from the road users, he charged. JD(S) member K M Shivalinge Gowda charged that the toll on peripheral road and link road around Bengaluru is being collected in violation of the project Framework Agreement (FWA). As per the agreement, the company should have constructed concrete roads. But, it has built asphalt roads, violating the agreement. He warned that his party will launch an agitation if the government fails to recover excess land ...
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ಬೆಳಗಾವಿ ಸುವರ್ಣಸೌಧ ಅಧಿವೇಶನದ ಪ್ರಮುಖ ಬೆಳವಣಿಗೆಗಳು 2.12.2016 Thats Kannada
ಬೆಳಗಾವಿ, ಡಿಸೆಂಬರ್, 2: ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ನಡೆದ ಐಟಿ ದಾಳಿ ಸೇರಿದಂತೆ ಹಲವು ವಿಷಯಗಳ ಕುರಿತು ಇಂದು ಸದನದಲ್ಲಿ ಚರ್ಚೆಯಾಯಿತು. ಹಲವು ವಿಷಯಗಳ ಕುರಿತು ಸಚಿವರು ಸದನಕ್ಕೆ ಉತ್ತರಿಸಿದರು. ಇಂದಿನ ಅಂದಿ ವೇಶನದ ಪ್ರಮುಖ ಬೆಳವಣಿಗೆಗಳು ಪ್ರತಿಪಕ್ಷಗಳ ಆಕ್ರೋಶ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಐಟಿ ದಾಳಿಯಿಂದ ರು.4.7ಕೋಟಿ ರು ಮೊತ್ತದ ಎರಡು ಸಾವಿರ ರೂ. ಮುಖಬೆಲೆಯ ನೋಟುಗಳು ಮತ್ತು 7 ಚಿನ್ನ
House panel recommends CBI probe in NICE project 2.12.2016 Hindu: News
A report of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly on alleged irregularities in the implementation of the Bangalore–Mysore Infrastructure Corridor Project (BMICP) by Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterpr...
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BMIC project: House panel wants excess 10K acres returned to owners 1.12.2016 deccanherald.com
A Legislative Assembly committee is learnt to have recommended that about 10,000 acres of additional land being acquired for the controversial Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor (BMIC) project should be returned to the original owners, most of whom are farmers. The committee, headed by Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister T B Jayachandra, has said that the project requires 20,193 acres whereas an extent of 28,000 acres had already been acquired. Additional 10,000 acres that is being acquired should be returned to the farmers. If not, compensation should be paid to the landlosers as per the Land Acquisition Act, 2013, the committee is learnt to have stated in its 400-page report. The committee is likely to submit its report in the Assembly on Friday. The project promoter, Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprise (NICE), has violated the agreement its has signed with the state government by not constructing concrete road in the section 'A' of the project, comprising peripheral road, link road and ...
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