The petition filed by the farmers who are affected by the Halga Macche Bypass came up for hearing and the court has continued the stay in favour of the framers.
The High court said that the notification for the Halga Macche Bypass is not as per the rules laid down.
The NHAI could not prove what it had said earlier in the court that the said road starts from Halaga. The Farmers made this point and sowing old notification, it was clear that the Highway commenced from Fish Market and not from Halga as the NHAI was trying to prove in the court.
The NHAI could provide any supporting documents for the same and hence the Hon judge has stopped the land acquisition process and any other works for the said bypass.
Advocate Gokakkar pleaded for the farmers.
As per that 2009 notification the road was to commence from Fish Market, but now the fertile lands of the farmers are been acquired for the said bypass.
The aggrieved farmers in 2019 had approached the high court and in December had granted a stay on all the work on the Halga Macche bypass but even then some work was carried out by NHAI in this period.
NHAI argued that it has faced a loss of 44 crores and hence it may be granted permission to carry on the road work immediately.
The 9-10 km (approx) Halga Macche bypass planned has not materialized as the farmers have protested against the same almost all of the land is fertile and multiple crops are been taken.
About 130 acres of land will have to be acquired for the 9-10 kms stretch which will pass through Halga, Zadshahpur, Madhavpaur, Old Belagavi, Vadgaon, Shahpur, Mache.