Declaration of land acquisition to be made within 1 year of publication in Official Gazette, not newspapers: Allahabad HC

Land Acquisition

The Allahabad High Court has held that a declaration of land acquisition under Section 3(D) of the National Highways Act, 1956 must be made within one year of the date of publication of a notification in the Official Gazette, and not the date of publication of the same in the newspapers.

The case relates to the acquisition of land on National Highway-25, the notification for which was published in the Official Gazette in December 2012. As per Section 3A(3) of the Act, the notification . . .

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