Sri Srikanta D.N. Wadiyar (D) Through LRs Versus State of Karnataka and others

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION
INTERLOCUTORY APPLICATION NO. 13 OF 2011
IN
CIVIL APPEAL NO. 3303 OF 1997

Sri Srikanta D.N. Wadiyar (D)
Through LRs … Appellant
Versus
State of Karnataka and others …
Respondents

The Bangalore Palace (Acquisition and Transfer) Act, 1996 was passed by Karnataka Legislature to acquire Bangalore Palace, which compendiously means, main palace building and other buildings with the surroundings open space and the compound wall all around. Constitutionality of said Act was challenged in Writ Petition Nos. 3383 of 1997, 32175 of1996, 33146 of 1996, 33147 of 1996, 33148 of 1996, C/wNos. 32175 of 1996, 33649 of 1996, 33785 of 1996 and33786 of 1996 by the appellants who are legal heirs of late Maharaja of Mysore and some other persons who claimed interest in the Bangalore Palace and the land appurtenant there to spread over in more than 400 acres of land. Learned counsel for the respondent-State argued that existing roads in and around Bangalore Palace are very congested leading to frequent traffic jams and traffic disorders. As such the widening of the road has become essential. It is further contended that widening of the road is in the public interest to avoid traffic jams. It is also informed that BBMP had already widened Bellary Road from Rajbhawan to Devanhalli, except the stretch near the Bangalore Palace ground….read more