Suresh Angadi member of parliament raised a matter under 377 regarding the handing over of the Ashoka Circle to PWD.
In the matter raised, the MP says, “ Belgaum city is the fastest developing city and is being groomed as a second capital. There is heavy traffic movement in the city. But at the city entrance there exists an old Octroi naka of Cantonment board measuring 36.54 sq.mtrs near Ashoka Circle which is in the heart of the city. This area was demanded to be transferred to the PWD in lieu of equal land transfer by the district administration. The proposal has been pending for several years for approval at Delhi.
Also the Defence authorities are also found engaged in constructing compound wall all over the city area, leading to complaints of land encroachment of Prviate/farmers tough their (Defence) area measures only 1302 acres near Mandoli village which often leads to unnecessary friction between civilians and military personnel. This compound wall constructed is also hampering the road widening works of PWD.
Hence I urge the government to initiate steps toi clear the pending proposal for handing over of Cantonment board land near Ashoka Circle to take up immediate road widening process and also direct the concerned local military authorities to stop compound wall construction activity.”
About Rule 377: The main advantage of allowing matters to be raised under Rule 377, Special Mentions and during Zero Hour is to bring to the notice of the House and the government, the matters and happenings of urgent public importance which take place in or outside the country and have a bearing on our national interests and about which members are agitated and for which members may not get an early opportunity to raise under any other rule of the House.