S.O. 1039 (E): Whereas by a notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas S.O. No. 3027(E) dated September 27, 2013, issued under sub-section (1) of section 3 of the Petroleum and Minerals Pipelines (Acquisition of Right of User in Land) Act, 1962 (50 of 1962), published in the extra ordinary gazette of India dated October 4, 2013, the central government declared its intention to acquire the right of user in the land specified in the schedule appended to that notification for the purpose of laying Barmer-Bhogat pipeline via Viramgam and Salaya for evacuation of crude oil from Barmer in Rajasthan by Cairn India Ltd and ONGC.

The copies of the notification were made available to the public up to November 22, 2013 and the competent authority has under sub-section (1) of section 6 of the Act submitted report to the Centre. The Centre, after considering the report and on being satisfied that the said land is required for laying the pipeline, has decided to acquire right of user therein. Therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 6 of the Act, the government hereby declares that the right of user in the land specified in the schedule appended to this notification is hereby acquired for laying the pipeline and further, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (4) of section 6 of the Act, it directs the right of user in the said land for laying the pipeline shall, instead of vesting in the central government, vest on the date of publication of the declaration, in Cairn India Ltd and ONGC, free from all encumbrances.

Cairn India Ltd and ONGC shall be exclusively liable for any compensation in terms of Section 10 of the P&MP Act, 1962 and no suit, claim or legal proceeding would lie against the Centre on any matter relating to the pipeline.

[F. No. O-12016/ 3/2007-ONG-III]

—K. M. Singh, Under Secretary, MoP&NG, March 18, 2014


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