On Wednesday, UP CM Yogi Adityanath met a delegation of farmers, who agreed to give their land for the proposed Jewar International Airport. A delegation of 26 farmers led by Jewar MLA Dhirendra Singh and YEIDA Chairman Dr. Prabhat Kumar met the chief minister and discussed the airport project for 40 minutes.
Assuring the farmers, Yogi Adityanth said that the Govt will give full support, help the affected landowners and take care of the interest of their families by providing them better compensation and jobs.
Speaking after the discussion, Jewar MLA Dhirendra Singh said, “The CM expressed happiness as more than 70% of farmers have happily agreed to give their land for the airport project. He assured us that the government will take care of the interests of farmers who are giving up their agricultural land for the ambitious project,”
According to Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013, the administration needs to have the consent of 70% farmers before it can start the land acquisition. Few days back more than 200 farmers gave their consent for the acquisition taking the total tally to 71%.
The administration will now send a complete list to the Government for the approval and after that, the UP government will issue a notification to begin the land acquisition procedure so as to kick-start the construction work of the Airport.
Dhirendra Singh further said that the project will not only redefine the image of the entire region, including Noida, Greater Noida, and Yamuna Expressway but also bring in huge investments and jobs as well as boost the real estate market too.
The administration needs a total of 1,300-hectares of land for the first phase of acquisition. The land will be acquired from six villages— Rohi, Parohi, Banwaribas, Ramner, Dayanatpur, and Ranhera. Both the centre and state are working hard to move faster in making this project a reality and are expecting to start its operation by 2022-23.