Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Land a picture of contrast for metro, airport projects

It's a contrast, at least for now, when it comes to land acquisition for two of the biggest projects in Pune the proposed airport at Purandar and the metro rail.
While authorities claim land acquisition for metro will not be a tedious task as most of the land that needs to be acquired belongs to the government, the airport project is posing major problems.
Though both projects have been in talks for years now, experts are of the view that the airport project is more complex. As the airport project location had to be changed several times, several land acquisition issues have cropped up.
Experts also think that authorities must not take things for granted with the metro project and should immediately initiate and complete the land acquisition process.
10/01/17 Joy Sengupta/The Times Of India