Monday, October 16, 2017

Rajasthan govt mulls acquiring land for new airport in capital city

Jaipur: After the recent visit of minister of state for civil aviation Jayant Sinha, the state government is mulling a proposal to acquire land for second airport in the city.
During his visit, Sinha said that in next five years Sanganer airport will not be big enough to cater to air traffic. According to sources, a highlevel committee meeting has been called on October 17, which will be chaired by the chief secretary where the proposal of land acquisition will be discussed.
Sources said the Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) will also table the proposal to acquire land for the new Greenfield Airport project, which was finalised recently. The JDA has proposed to acquire 2,100.8 hectares land for the new airport project in Shivdaspura area, which has been earmarked for past 12 years. "The civil aviation minister said a minimum of 10,000 acre land will be required to develop a new airport. However, the state government has proposed to acquire 5,000 acre land. In the meeting with the chief secretary, it will be decided whether more land in the nearby area will be acquired or not," said a source.
The state government earlier had given in-principle approval to the proposal for constructing the Greenfield Airport. Following this the proposal was prepared for land acquisition by the JDA.
Sources added, "The JDA will provide compensation to the farmers as per the new Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013. The process of land acquisition will start with preparation of Social Impact Assessment (SIA) study. The district administration will issue a notification conducting SIA study. Once the study is completed, the land acquisition process will be started."
16/10/17 Times of India

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