Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Will planes actually fly from Jewar Airport or is crisis set to get worse?

The Jewar Airport in Gautam Buddha Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh has been hit by one crisis after another over the years. From government changes to land acquisition and other problems, Jewar Aiprort has been lurching from one crisis to another. However, things may well be on the mend now and the project could well be inching closer to reality. Farmers, whose lands are being acquired, from this region are gradually coming to terms with the state government’s terms. For this ambitious project, expected to be ready by 2022, so far 2335 farmers have reportedly given their consent to give up 916 hectares of land. This land tract forms 75 per cent of the area needed.

According to reports, the total land requirement for the first phase is nearly 1334 hectares of land, of which the government has merely 116 hectare, Therefore, for the remaining 1220 hectare, the district administration and local MLA Dhirendra Singh have been striving hard to persuade the farmers to give up their lands.

Due to this effort, as many as 118 land owners in the first week of this month agreed for acquisition of their land for the proposed international airport in Jewar. This took to 1,688 the number of villagers who agreed to give their consent, Jewar MLA Dhirendra Singh had told PTI, 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.
10/09/18 ZeeBiz

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