With over 200 farm owners ready to give their land for the proposed Jewar Airport, the overall consent has crossed the mark of 70% which is required as per the guidelines of Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013.
Giving more information on the approval, Jewar MLA Dhirendra Singh said, “As many as 202 landowners submitted their consent letter to Arunveer Singh, the chief executive officer of Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) and District Magistrate Brajesh Narayan Singh taking the total tally to 71%,”
“With this, the consent of 4,210 families out of the total 5,926 affected families has been taken. This means we have crossed the needed mark.” Singh added.
On receiving the permission letter, District Magistrate Brajesh Narayan Singh said that the administration will send a complete list of details of agreement to the state government, in a week. After response from the government, a notification for acquisition of the land would be issued as per Section 11 of the act.
The government has approved a total of 5,000 hectares of land for the development of Greenfield Noida International airport. However for the first phase, 1,300-hectare of land is needed from five villages namely- Rohi, Parohi, Dayanatpur, Ranhera, and Kishorpur. The first phase of the Jewar Airport is expected to get completed by the year 2022-23. According to a report by PwC, once the operations will start, the airport is expected to cater 60 million passengers which will further increase to around 102.5 million by 2050.