Compensation distribution for Noida International Airport to resume from Monday after HC rejects farmers appeal

Saurabh Kumar

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Greater Noida (13/4/2019) :

The district administration of Gautam Budhha Nagar has decided to resume the process of distributing compensation for the acquired land of the proposed Airport in Noida International Airport, from Monday. The move came after an order by the Allahabad high court dismissing a bunch of petitions by farmers seeking four-time compensation for their land.

The administration has considered the area under urban category and offers compensation twice of the circle rate in Jewar. But as some of the farmers filed petitions in court demanding four times of the circle rate, due to which the process stopped.

Balram Singh ADM Land of Gautam Budh Nagar in this matter said, “The acquisition process will start from Monday. We have prepared the files for the acquisition but got delayed due to polls.”

The district administration on October 17, 2018, had completed the proceedings at its level and sent a proposal to the government for the acquisition of 1,239 hectares of land from six villages in Jewar.

The proposed airport, second in the National Capital Region (NCR) after Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport, would cost around Rs 15,000 crore to Rs 20,000 crore and is expected to be operational by 2022-23.

As per the social impact assessment report, the land is owned by 8,971 families, of which there are 3,627 families whose farming as well residential has been identified for acquisition. Affected farmers will be shifted in a phase-wise manner for which administration had also identified the land but yet to buy it.

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