In a latest development, over 70% of the landowners agreed to give their land for the proposed Jewar International Airport. On Saturday, local MLA Dhirendra Singh said that they have got the consent of over 200 landowners which is more than what as per the provisions of Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013.
As per the act, the consent of at least 70 percent of landowners is mandatory for the government to proceed with the acquisition of land in any such project. In the case of Jewar International Airport, the overall consent is now 71%.
MLA Dhirendra Singh said, “As many as 202 landowners submitted their consent letter to Arunveer Singh, the chief executive officer of Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority and District Magistrate Brajesh Narayan Singh,”
He further said that with this, the consent of 4,210 families out of the total 5,926 affected families has been taken that means we have cleared the 70% mark.
“The administration would soon provide the details of the agreement to the state government. After the government’s response, a notification for acquisition of the land would be issued as per Section 11 of the act.” District Magistrate Brajesh Narayan Singh said after receiving the consent.
For the development of Greenfield Noida International airport, a total of 5,000 hectares of land need to be acquired. Out of which 1,300-hectare land is needed for the first phase of development. This land has to be acquired from five villages namely- Rohi, Parohi, Dayanatpur, Ranhera, and Kishorpur. The first phase is expected to get completed by the year 2022-23.