Thursday, January 30, 2020

Jewar airport: Villagers to get relief for assets on acquired land from February

Noida: After acquiring land for the first phase of the Jewar airport, the Gautam Buddh Nagar administration on Wednesday said it will begin disbursing compensation to villagers in lieu of their assets that were present on their land in February.

Rupees 3,166 crore was disbursed for the acquisition of 1,334 hectares at Rohi, Dayanatpur, Kishorepur, Ranhera, Paarohi and Banwari Bans that was completed on January 27, officials said.

"The administration had on August 6, 2019 begun the acquisition of land for the Greenfield International airport and it has been completed in six months.

It's record time for the acquisition of land for a project of this scale under the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013," District Magistrate Brajesh Narain Singh told reporters.

He said the next step would be disbursing compensation to the affected families for assets like wells, submersibles and trees etc. on their acquired land and the process would begin next month.

"Rupees 700 crore is to be disbursed among around 8,900 people. This process will begin in February and is expected to be completed in about a month and a half. The affected families have a choice of opting for a job or take Rs 5. 50 lakh and depending on their choice, the money will be disbursed. All such transactions will be made via the electronic RTGS system straight into their accounts," Singh said.
29/01/20 PTI/New Indian Express
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