Sunday, September 02, 2018

Nearly 1,700 farmers have agreed to give land for international airport in Jewar: MLA Dhirendra Singh

Another 118 owners Sunday agreed for acquisition of their land for a proposed international airport in Jewar, taking to 1,688 the number of villagers who have given their consent, Jewar MLA Dhirendra Singh said.

Singh said this in a statement after interacting with farmers and landowners, at Dayanatpur and Ranhera villages, whose land is to be acquired for the project in Gautam Buddh Nagar district.

A total of 5,000 hectares of land is to be acquired for the greenfield airport, the cost of which is estimated to be around Rs 20,000 crore. The airport is likely to be operational by 2022-23, if the land is acquired.
More than 1,300 hectare is to be acquired from five villages - Rohi, Parohi, Dayanatpur, Ranhera and Kishorpur - during the first phase of the project by Uttar Pradesh government.
02/09/18 PTI/DNA

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