The acquisition was done five days after the arrest of 44 villagers for blocking toll plaza over their demand of increased compensation for land.
The Gautam Budh Nagar administration on Saturday acquired 82-hectare land from farmers for building Jewar international airport. With this, 75 per cent of land acquisition process has been accomplished in the first phase of the project.
As per an official statement, the land was acquired at Dayanatpur village. It was directly transferred to the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) which is the nodal agency for the airport.
“So far, 923 of the 1,239 hectare of land required for the first phase of the airport has been acquired and transferred to YEIDA,” District Magistrate BN Singh informed through an official statement.
The acquisition was made five days after the arrest of 44 villagers for blocking toll plaza over their demand of enhanced compensation for their land.
“The acquisition for the land took place in several phases. It started from August 6 when 80 hectares of land was acquired at Ranhera village. 45 hectares of land was acquired from Parohi village, 78 hectares from Kishipur village, 225 hectares from Rohi village, 4.5 hectares from Banwaribans and 125 hectares from Dayantpur,” said Jewar Airport in-charge Deputy Collector Abhay Kumar Singh.
According to the officials, the first phase of the airport would be spread over 1,334 hectares and is expected to be completed by 2023.