Thursday, September 28, 2017

VVIP airport security: Rs 495 crore fixed to acquire 3 buildings

Jaipur: The district administration has fixed a compensation of Rs 495 crore to acquire three high-rise buildings near the state hangar, adjoining the Jaipur International Airport, which pose a security threat to VVIPs using the airstrip.
A proposal for the same has been forwarded to the urban development and housing (UDH) department after evaluating the construction cost and plot size of these buildings.
Speaking to TOI, district collector Siddharth Mahajan said, "The evaluation has been done taking into consideration the present DLC rates. It might, however, vary at the time of paying the compensation to owners. A bank account will be opened to deposit the compensation amount by the civic agency to acquire the land."
Recently, the UDH department recently had sent a proposal to the district administration to acquire these buildings. A senior official of UDH department said, "After receiving the compensation estimate, a meeting will be chaired by the chief secretary to decide on the civic body that will provide the compensation."
According to UDH sources, the finance department had earlier wanted the Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) to be spared of the additional burden as the matter related to the civil aviation department. However, it has not been decided if the compensation will be provided by some other government body other than the JDA.
28/09/17 Ajay Singh/Times of India