The Apex Court has increase land compensation for some 300 landowners in Haryana who will now get Rs. 45 lakh and Rs. 35 lakh per acre instead of Rs. 33 lakh and Rs. 18 lakh decided by the land acquisition officer. In ruling of Bijender vs State of Haryana, the court applied the belting system in which the land abutting the road was given the highest value and the plots behind were awarded proportionately less.
Examining the sale deeds of adjacent lands determined the correct market value of the land acquired. Finally the Supreme Court had allowed the appeal of the landowners for higher compensation.