In a recent development, the Gautam Budh Nagar has finally acquired the first portion of farmland for the proposed Jewar International Airport. The acquired land parcels have been transferred to the project’s implementing agency.
Anita Meshram, the divisional commissioner informed that the district administration will commence land acquisition for Jewar Airport by January-end. The authority will acquire acquiring 1,334 hectares land for the proposed airport.
She further said that the administration already sent its report on the land to the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh State Government. This report is sent under Section 19 of the Land Acquisition Act and the same will come into action once the notification for land acquisition is issued by the Government.
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.
UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed Noida International Airport Limited and the Gautam Budh Nagar administration officials to speed up the work on the Jewar Airport project. The decision was taken in the meeting held in Lucknow between the CM, Chief Secretary Anup Chandra Pandey, and other related officials.
In the meeting, CM Yogi discussed the progress of the project and matters related to the land acquisition for the project. According to officials, if all goes as per schedule, the State Govt is expecting to launch the Greenfield International airport project by the end of December.
The Uttar Pradesh Government on Tuesday issued a notification to start the land acquisition process for the Jewar Airport. On October 17, the district administration has sent the proposal to the state Govt after taking required consent from the farmers of six villages.
The notification has been issued by Civil Aviation Special Secretary of the UP Govt. Surya Pal Gangwar.
To kick-start, the construction work of Jewar Airport, the Uttar Pradesh Government has recently released the first installment of Rs 250 crore to start the land acquisition process. The orders for the same have been issued by civil aviation secretary Surya Pal Gangwar on October 20.
As per the order issued by the state Govt, the funds have been released following the issuance of notification under Section 11 of the Land Acquisition Act. So, in accordance with the notification, the Govt has released 10% of the total projected value i.e. Rs 250 crores.