The CMDA will auction 300 acres of the Outer Ring Road (ORR) corridor for large-scale commercial developments.
Story so far: The land for the corridor was acquired under the 1894 Land Acquisition Act. Per the Second Master Plan, the entire corridor was classified as a road. The CMDA could face legal issues in diverting the land for any purpose other than its intended one.
- The 50-metre strip from Vandalur to Minjur is roughly 700 acres. Since 250 acres are quarries and water bodies, 300 of the remaining 450 acres will be auctioned.
- The CMDA is planning 37 projects along the ORR. They’re planning to appoint a valuer to assess the market value of the land and fix a price.
Past legal troubles: When acquiring the land, the CMDA faced litigation as a petitioner wanted 25 cents of land in a 50-metre stretch. However, the CMDA said the entire stretch of land was acquired. It said the 50-metre strip was needed for wayside amenities.