Housing Board land can be allotted only through auctions: High Court

Housing Board land can be allotted only through auctions High Court

By Accommodation Times News Service

Stating that precious land of the housing board cannot be given to individuals on any other consideration other than by way of public auction, the Hyderabad High Court dismissed one such appeal.

In a plea, A Balamani and four others wanted the court to direct the housing board to allot them 1,200 square yards of land in Ameerpet area of Hyderabad.

The division bench of Acting Chief Justice Dilip B Bhosale and Justice AV Sesha Sai refused to direct the board to consider the representations of the individual petitioners in this regard. The petitioners’ counsel told the court that the state in 2001 had given a GO directing the board officials to allot this land to the petitioners at Rs 5,000 per square yard as this land was lying adjacent to the houses of the petitioners and there was no access to outsiders. Earlier a single judge dismissed their plea while pointing out that the petitioners had failed to make use of this GO and did not pay the amount at that time.

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