OCA land encroachment row: Measurement of Barabati Stadium begins

Cuttack: The Cuttack district administration today began measurement of the Barabati Stadium in connection with the land dispute involving Odisha Olympic Association (OOA).

The land measurement is going on in presence of the district judge, who is heading the committee formed under the direction of Supreme Court (SC).

Notably, the State government had granted on lease 20.808 acres to the OOA in 1949 for promotion of sports. Subsequently, the Barabati Stadium had come up on the land. In 1969, another 2.703 acres adjacent to it was leased out the OOA for 90 years.

However, in 2003, the Cuttack collector had issued direction for cancellation of the lease and taking back to government khata as the land was lying vacant and unused, violating the lease conditions.