Friday, August 23, 2019

Jewar airport: Land acquisition gathers pace, 125 hectare from another village acquired

Noida: The Gautam Buddh Nagar administration on Friday acquired and transferred a tranche of 125 hectare of land to the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEDIA) for the Jewar airport, officials said.
This entire tranche was acquired from Dayantpur village, taking the total acquisition thus far to 558 hectare, the administration said. 

On August 21, 229.5 hectare of land was acquired from Rohi and Banwaribans villages, while the first tranche of 80 hectare land was acquired from Ranhera village on August 6, it said.

"As much as 1,235 hectare of land is to be acquired for the first phase of the greenfield airport in Jewar and we expect to hand over 80 per cent of the land to YEIDA by September 15,” District Magistrate Brajesh Narain Singh said.

Land from six villages has to be acquired and it is being done in parts and compensation is being awarded as per procedures for acquisition, he added.

The first phase of the airport would be spread over 1,334 hectare and is expected to be completed by 2023, officials said, adding that so far more than Rs 1,925 crore have been disbursed to farmers for acquisition of the land.
23/08/19 Outlook

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