New Delhi: Noida Authority has given the detailed status of bank branches and nursing homes running in non-conforming areas of the city to the Supreme Court.

According to the authority sources, alternative land has been allocated to 29 banks out of 104 banks being run in the residential areas.

However, 16 banks which have filed an affidavit seeking transfer asserted that they are under relocation process.

Authority’s lawyer Ravindra Kumar informed about this in an affidavit filed on March 1 on the court directives.

Kumar further said that State bank of India has returned extra three plots which it had annexed while Indian Bank has also returned a plot. Authority has 5 more such assets under its possession. While two are in sector 18, Authority has one such asset in 15A which can be handed over to other banks.

Noida Authority also filed a response petition on nursing homes and the doctors.

Reacting on it Kumar said,” the land allocation scheme for nursing homes and doctors was designed in 2003 and March 2011. But at that time petitioners didn’t apply for allocating land.

Arguing on behalf of the nursing homes their lawyer said that the nursing homes should have provision of possessing alternative land also.

Bench also asked the authority to bring nursing homes under the provision. Authority will file its reply in the next hearing on 30th March. However, petition filed by the banks will be heard a week later.

(JPN\ Bureau)