After releasing the first installment for the land acquisition, the UP Govt has now sanctioned Rs 1260 crore more to expedite the work of the proposed International Airport at Jewar. An official document on the same has been released by the CM office, Lucknow.
The official document released further stated that the amount which the govt has sanctioned for acquisition in the first phase of airport construction is to be spent on land acquisition and payment to the farmers concerned.
Giving more information on the above, Special Secretary Surya Pal Gangwar said, “The Governor has approved fund of Rs 1,259 crore for the acquisition of land for the Jewar Airport in the financial year 2018-19,”
Earlier, the UP Government has disbursed the first installment of Rs 250 crores so as to kick-start the land acquisition process. The orders regarding the same were passed on October 20.
Also, on November 14, UP CM Yogi Adityanath took a meeting in Lucknow and discussed the airport project with Chief Secretary Anup Chandra Pandey and other related officials. In the meeting, he directed all the officials to rush preliminary groundwork, including land acquisition and clearances from the Centre.
The state Govt has also set the deadline of December 15 for the concerned departments to forward the proposal to the Centre for final clearance after the getting an approval from the state cabinet.
A total of 1,300-hectares of land needed to be acquired for the first phase of acquisition. The land will be acquired from six villages— Rohi, Parohi, Banwaribas, Ramner, Dayanatpur, and Ranhera. The Airport is expected to start its operation from 2022-23.