'Acquisition of land puts reciprocal duty to compensate land owner': Bombay High Court dismisses plea by NHAI challenging compensation award

Owners of the acquired land who are farmers may have a further struggle ahead in receiving the awarded compensation, the Court noted while rejecting every relief sought by NHAI in its plea.
Bombay High Court
Bombay High Court

The power of the government to acquire land for public purpose comes with the reciprocal duty to ensure that the land owner is compensated, the Bombay High Court said on Friday, dismissing a plea by National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) challenging an arbitral award to pay compensation.

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