ACQUISITION AND DISPOSAL OF LAND
Abandonment of acquisition
78. (1) In any case in which land in any area comprised in an improvement, development or re housing scheme is not required for the execution of the scheme, the owner of the land or any person having an interest therein, may make an application to the Authority, requesting that the acquisition of the land should be abandoned in consideration of the payment by him of a sum to be fixed by the Authority in that behalf. The Authority may, after consideration of such application, abandon the proceedings for the acquisition of such land and make it over to the applicant on payment by him of a sum fixed by the Authority in this behalf.
(2) The Government may prescribe the manner of disposal of application and determination of the amount of payment and mode thereof, under sub-section (1).
(3) If the Authority enters into any agreement with any owner regarding the partial acquisition of any land which it is authorised to acquire under this Ordinance, such land as is not required for the execution of the scheme may be abandoned from acquisition under sub-section (1).
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