Shivajinagar shopkeepers search for a way

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Published on November 26, 2019 by

The tug of war still continues between BMRCL and the shopkeepers of
Shivajinagar.

The shopkeepers are unsatisfied with the makeshift shops as they face economic loss on daily
basis.
Javed Pasha, a shopkeeper said, “1 year back we got the notice. The BMRCL promised 3.6
lakhs. Now, as the time came close, to evacuate, they are only giving 35 thousand. BBMP
promised better shops and told that current shops are only temporary.”
Around 10 days ago, 23 shops on Meenakshi Kovli Street are relocated to Park road by
Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) to build the metro’s underground.
Corridors.
Yashvanth Chavan, PRO BMRCL said, “BBMP has given us some land where we can
provide them with alternatives. All that cost is borne by BMRCL. We have constructed what
BBMP asked us to and asked them to shift there. According to our regulation, we provided
them 35k shifting allowance.”

In January this year, the BMRCL sends a notice to the shopkeepers to relocate due to metro
construction.
Shubhanyu Singh, Legal Advisor said, “The legal framework here would be in court you can
argue that the shopkeepers are ready to pay the default which they were due to pay but that
can’t be the ground to deprive them of the fair compensation the shop owners can go to the
court and argue that the Karnataka body accepts that they have a liability to give
compensation to the shopkeeper, however that compensation is not fair.”

The association is yet to take a legal action however they plan to visit the BBMP once again
to place their demand for fair compensation.

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