Tuesday, May 7, 2013

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Green Mosque Land at Banjara Hills to be acquired for Road Widening

Green Mosque Land at Banjara Hills to be acquired for Road Widening

Motorists can expect a smooth ride on Road Number 2, Banjara Hills, as a major bottleneck near the Green Mosque will be removed soon. With the chief minister giving the nod, civic officials are preparing notices to acquire a portion of the mosque land for widening the road. 

After several futile attempts to take over a portion of the Green Mosque land for expansion of the road, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) officials will invoke the Land Acquisition Act and acquire 749 square yards of the 2,000 square yard (1,360 sq metres) mosque property. 

Official sources said notices have been prepared by the GHMC's town planning wing and would be served on the mosque committee in a week's time. If the acquisition is completed, the mosque might lose about 749 sq yards, but it would provide a major relief to lakhs of road-users. 

Unlike other private property owners, the mosque committee will not get any compensation for the land it might be losing as the place of worship came up on government land.

Source: Times of India