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High court issues notices over star hotel coming up near Bangalore ... - Times of India - sunil - 04-28-2012 02:14 AM
High court issues notices over star hotel coming up near Bangalore ... - Times of India
BANGALORE: The high court on Friday ordered notices to the ministry of civil aviation, director general of civil aviation, Airports Authority of India and Bangalore International Airport Ltd over a PIL challenging the construction of a star hotel near the airport.
A vacation division bench headed by Justice Huluvadi G Ramesh ordered notices following a PIL by advocate G R Mohan.
"The hotel being built by BIAL is just half a kilometre from the air terminal and it is in violation of the provisions of the Aircraft Act, 1934 and Aircraft Rules, 1937. The hotel will compromise the safety aspect of the airport since it's being used by most VVIPs and dignitaries as anybody can use the hotel premises to target them. The civil aviation ministry has failed in its duty," the petitioner started while seeking demolition of the structure.
Judge Ramesh directed the authorities not to disturb or remove any valuables at the Sri Prasanna Veeranjaneya Temple in Mahalakshmi Layout until further orders, following a petition filed by the temple trust. The trust had challenged the notification issued by the state government taking over temple administration and appointing an administrator for it. "The temple was being run by the trust. The state government, without affording any opportunity of hearing, has taken over the reins of the temple by notifying it as a muzrai temple. Though the temple accounts were being managed properly, the authorities have declared it as a muzrai temple citing mismanagement. There was no proper inquiry as required under the law," the trust stated.
"Since the temple was taken over on April 13, day-to-day activities are hampered. If a restraint order is not passed, they are going to take out gold ornaments from the temple," N Ravindranath Kamath, counsel for