[K-Rail Silverline] Kerala government justified in invoking LARR Act for land acquisition: Kerala High Court

The Court held so while dismissing a petition which challenged a Government Order in which the State had invoked the provisions of the LARR Act for acquisition of 955 hectares of land across various districts in Kerala.
K-Rail Silverline project
K-Rail Silverline project

The Kerala High Court on Tuesday held that the State government is empowered to invoke the provisions of the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013 (LARR Act) to acquire land for the Silverline project of the Kerala Rail Development Corporation Limited (K-Rail) [MV Chackochan & Ors. v Union of India].

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