Stimulating the construction work for the proposed International Airport at Jewar, the UP Government has disbursed the first installment of Rs 250 crores so as to kick-start the land acquisition process. Civil aviation secretary Surya Pal Gangwar on October 20 has passed the orders regarding the same.
The Govt order states that the funds have been released after the issuance of land acquisition notification under Section 11 of the Land Acquisition Act. In accordance with the above, the state government has released 10% of the total acquisition cost i.e. Rs 250 crore.
The order further said, “The complete land acquisition will be done in a time-bound manner to prevent escalation of the project cost. For this, the state Govt has prepared a departmental manual which is to be adhered by the district administration as well as the civil aviation department.”
Adding to this, it also said that the disbursed amount will not be used for any other purpose and it will be deposited only under land acquisition head by Gautam Budh Nagar DM and director (civil aviation). The administration has to submit their financial report to state Govt from time to time.
A total of 1,300-hectares of land needed to be acquired for the first phase of acquisition. A few days back, UP CM Yogi Adityanath met with a delegation of farmers who agreed to give their land for the proposed Jewar International Airport. He 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.