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Chamber of Commerce complains against allotment of land to Teekay India

Jamshedpur : Singhbhum Chamber of Commerce and Industry has written to Kolhan Commissioner over wrongfully taken away from land and allottment to Teekay India Real Estate Pvt Ltd, at the time of allotment by Appropriate Machinery Committee.

In the letter Chamber has written : “ We draw your attention that our organization is almost 65 years old, the oldest professional body in the state, with a membership base of almost 1500. We have been operating from a small space since 1970. We have hosted Prime Ministers, Chief Ministers, Governors, Corporate honchos, & many other dignitaries in this premises.

Since 1970 there has been huge construction in neighborhood, with numerous multi storied buildings having been built in the vicinity. These construction has put immense pressure on the road as well as the parking space that was available to our visitors. Since our activity involves hosting dignitaries, & organizing seminars for the benefit of our members, we felt that our members were encroaching upon the road while parking their vehicles. Considering this we approached Tata Steel to allot us a barren land opposite Chamber Bhavan, for the purpose of Parking and only Parking.

Tata Steel was kind enough to allot us a land opposite Chamber Bhavan, measuring 100’ x 150’ for the purpose of parking of vehicles vide their letter no: C-38/282 Dt: 14th. January, 2000. There was no mention of utilizing this for any other purpose or paying any ground rent for the purpose of parking. We too, had no intention of utilizing this for any other purpose.

Consequent to Tata Lease Renewal, & the formation of Appropriate Machinery Committee, we were offered the same land vide letter No: 707/TL Dt: 10.12.2007, received by our office on 21.12.2007. The letter asked us to make an annual payment of Rs. 155800.00 for this barren land, which we intended to use on as is where is condition, again for the purpose of Parking.

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