#RealtyNewsRoundup: Karnataka To Set Up 2 Special Courts To Handle Land Grab Cases

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In the wake of growing litigation over the government's anti-encroachment drive, the Karnataka government has decided to establish two special courts to handle land grab cases under the Karnataka Land Grabbing (Prohibition) Act. The first such special court will start functioning in Bengaluru from today and trials will be completed within six months.

By introducing a new section in the Development Control Regulations, the Maharashtra government has decided to redevelop Bombay Development Directorate chawls in Mumbai under the Cluster Redevelopment Scheme. The 18,000 tenants living in these chawls across Worli, Naigaum, N M Joshi Marg and Sewri will be entitled to a free ownership of a 500-sq-ft flat each.

To meet its Housing For All target by 2022, the Urban Development Ministry plans to reach out to states to deliver on housing and urban governance promises. The ministry will hold a conclave next month to push for implementation of big-ticket urban renewal and governance initiatives over the next three years.

The Justice Dhingra Commission, which was set up to probe land deals in Gurgaon, will submit its report to the state government today. The panel was constituted fifteen months ago. 

Tags: Robert Vadra, Karnataka, Housing for all, Video, Maharashtra

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