In a recent development, the Gautam Budh Nagar administration has once again acquired approximately 45 hectares of farmland for the development of Jewar Airport project, near Yamuna Expressway. The land was acquired from the farmers of Parohi village and has been handed over to Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA), which is piloting the project.
Earlier, the administration has taken possession of the first parcel of land which is approximately 80 hectares from the farmers of Ranhera Village.
The acquisition took place in the presence of farmers of Parohi village, YEIDA officials, AK Arora, YEIDA’s deputy general manager, and Navneet Kumar Goyal, the OSD land to the Authority.
Giving more information on the same, Abhay Kumar Singh, deputy collector of Jewar said, “After the successful acquisition of land from Ranhera village, we reached to Parohi village. While the third tranche of 80 hectares of land will be acquired from Kishorepur by tomorrow, the files of remaining landowners are in final stages of clearances.”
The administration has already released Rs 1,884.24 crore for the affected farmers of Ranhera, Parohi, Kishorepur, Rohi, Banwariwas and Dayantpur villages. The land acquisition process for the rest of the villages will be completed in the next two weeks.
BN Singh, Gautam Budh Nagar district magistrate added, “We aim to acquire 80% of land by August end. Till now, the process is carried out smoothly and we are expecting the same for coming procedures too.”
He further said that Jewar Airport is one of the most ambitious project for both center as well as the state. Once the land acquisition process will be completed, the construction work will start soon. The tender has already been floated and the authority has received a bid from various domestic and international developers showing interest in the project.