Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Yogi Adityanath govt gives Jewar Airport mega project big boost with this step

In a big concern, a stalemate seems to have been reached between the Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath led UP government and farmers of Jewar tehsil in Gautam Buddha Nagar district over the compensation amount for acquisition of land. While villagers are willing to part with their lands, but their demands are astronomical, especially villages like Rohi. This covers more than a third (481 hectares) of the 1,263 hectares of the land to be acquired in the first phase. Now, it emerges that CM Adityanath has given certain instructions that will boost the project.

Last week, residents of Rohi refused to accept the rate being offered for their land — up to Rs 2,500 per square metre during their negotiations with the government, and they reportedly stuck to their demand of four times the circle rate, which is Rs 3,600 per sqm (1 hectare is 10,000 sqm).

Amidst this stalemate, the UP government has been asked by the central officials about the status of the land acquisition for the project, said an Indian Express report.
With general elections slated next year, the state government is reportedly trying to clear all procedural roadblocks to showcase this projects. UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has already met farmers and assured them that their interests will be taken care of.
20/08/18 ZeeBiz