Angry Residents Stall Road Construction in Bihar's Muzaffarpur, Demand Compensation

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Alok

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Published on

October 7, 2016

October 7, 2016

Updated on

October 7, 2016

Location of Conflict

Lakshmi Chowk

Muzaffarpur

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Roads

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People Affected by Conflict

144

Households Affected by Conflict

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

0

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Starting Year

2012

State

Bihar

Sector

Infrastructure

In Muzaffarpur's Marine Drive, a road stretching five kilometres meant to ease the city's traffic has run into trouble after nonpayment of land compensation to 30odd families. The district administration had conceptualised this road as a subsidiary path connecting the busy Lakshmi Chowk to Rani Sati Temple. Construction and pitchlaying began in 2012 simultaneously with the land acquisition process. The 30 families, whose lands were acquired, were told they would receive compensation by the end of 2013. But the amount, totaling to INR 50 lakh, has still not been paid after eight years. In 2015, the people forcibly stopped construction work. The following year, the district magistrate ordered the resumption of work, but angry residents again stalled all work. It also led to minor scuffles between Public Works Department officials and the residents. In 2020, it was reported that the construction of the connecting road was still pending and that the case was in the high court. The district magistrate instructed the additional collector to ensure speedy execution of the project. On February 11, 2021, at a meeting of the District Project Monitoring Group, the district magistrate directed that the executive engineer and subdivisional officer will inspect the Lakshmi Chowk Path (Marine Drive) via Rani Sati Temple, Sikanderpur, and submit an inspection report to enable further action.

Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Demand for compensation

Demand for promised compensation

Other Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Region Classification

Urban

Type of Land

Private

Type of Common Land

Total investment involved (in Crores):

12

Type of investment:

Year of Estimation

Page Number In Investment Document:

Has the Conflict Ended?

When did it end?

Why did the conflict end?

Categories of Legislations Involved in the Conflict

Land Acquisition Laws

Legislations/Policies Involved

Land Acquisition Act, 1894
Section 31 [Upon making of award under Section 11, Collector shall tender compensation to persons interested]; Section 34 [When compensation is not paid within a period of one year, interest at 15 per cent to be paid on the award]
Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013
Section 24(2) [Under this section, if more than five years have passed since the compensation award was made under the 1894 Act, or if compensation has not been paid, land acquisition proceedings shall take place under the 2013 Act]; Section 101 [This section requires unutilised land to be returned to the original landholders if the land remains unutilised for over five years]
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What was the Decision of the Concerned Government Department?

Legal Processes and Loopholes Enabling the Conflict:

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Legal Status:

In Court

Status of Case In Court

Pending

Whether any adjudicatory body was approached

Name of the adjudicatory body

Name(s) of the Court(s)

High Court of Bihar at Patna

Case Number

Main Reasoning/Decision of court

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Nature of Protest

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Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:

District administration

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Corporate Parties Involved in the Conflict:

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Communities/Local Organisations in the Conflict:

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