A petition shall include allegations of (1) the authority for and the purpose of the
taking; (2) a description of each lot, parcel or tract of land and the nature of
the interest to be taken; (3) insofar as their interests are to be taken (a) the
name of any owner and all lienholders of record, and (b) the name of any party in
possession. Such petition shall be verified by affidavit. Upon the filing of such petition the court by order shall fix the time when the same
will be taken up. No defect in form which does not impair substantial rights of the parties shall invalidate
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