Court orders attachment of Mohali railway station, 2 trains compensation of land acquisition


Chandigarh, 16 September(Wishav Warta): A local court ordered to attach Mohali railway station along with two trains including, Chandigarh-Amritsar and Ambala-Kalka passenger after the railway ministry failed to pay a compensation of Rs 1.7 crore per acre to the residents of Kambali village in Mohali. Besides this, the court has also ordered to attach immovable that belonged to Mohali railway station.

The railways had acquired the land from villagers of Kambali to construct the Mohali railway station and lay down the track of Chandigarh-Ludhiana rail line in 1999. The counsel for the petitioners, Naveen Behal said the order was pronounced last month on August 18.

“The attached trains can operate even after the court orders. But if the railways do not pay the enhanced compensation till next hearing on September 22, we will move application for auction of railway properties,” he added.

Railways’ chief administrative officer (construction) PK Sanghi said they will file a detailed affidavit before the local court on the next hearing, defending their position. He said in several cases, they have already moved the Supreme Court challenging the high court verdict that ordered the enhancement, on basis of which farmers had gone to local court.



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