Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Government consent to exchange land between Navy and AAI

New Delhi: The Government has approved the exchange of Defence land measuring 19.471 acres at Goa and 2.32 acres at Port Blair with Airports Authority of India (AAI) land measuring 5.4 acres at Santa Cruz Mumbai, 3.678 acres at Kochi, 4.68 acres at Porbandar and 2.32 acres at Port Blair. The proposed exchange of land will be free of cost
The Navy and AAI are co-located at various Naval/Civil Air stations. There are cases where land has been transferred from the Navy to AAI or vice-versa at these stations. For regularization & fixing of lease rent etc. these issues were being processed on a case-to-case basis.
14.995 acres of Navy land was released to AAI at Goa free of cost by Ministry of Defence by an order dated 22.6.1966. Besides AAI is also occupying an additional 10.701 acres of Naval land at Goa. AAI further requires 8.77 acres of additional Navy land.
2.32 acres of AAI land is to be exchanged with the same quantum of Naval land at Port Blair in view of the operational conveniences of both organizations.
At Mumbai, 5.41 acres of AAI land is with Navy.
14.392 acres of naval land at Kochi was transferred to AAI free of cost during the period 1961 to 1990. This land has since been returned to Navy. In addition the AAI has offered to transfer 3.678 acres of land purchased from Cochin Port Trust to the Navy.
At Porbandar, 2.26 acres of AAI land was transferred to Navy in February 2004 since the same was urgently required for operational purposes. AAI will transfer an additional 2.42 acres of land at Porbandar to the Navy.
21/08/06 Press Information Bureau (press release)
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