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LMRC set to acquire pvt land along route

Chief secretary Alok Ranjan has directed Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) officials to frame guidelines and seek state government’s approval for acquisition of private land along the project route. UP State Industrial Corporation (UPSIDC) to release Rs. 10 crore against total contribution of Rs. 30 crore to LMRC

lucknow Updated: Jan 07, 2015 12:16 IST

Chief secretary Alok Ranjan has directed Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) officials to frame guidelines and seek state government’s approval for acquisition of private land along the project route.

In his weekly review of the Lucknow Metro Rail here on Tuesday, Ranjan also directed the UP State Industrial Corporation (UPSIDC) to release Rs. 10 crore against total contribution of Rs. 30 crore to LMRC as its equity share in the project by January 12. The state government has also decided to provide land free of cost for the residential colony to be built for LMRC staff.

Of the total four-acre land to be provided for the purpose to LMRC at the Sampoorna Nand Prison Training Institute here on erstwhile Jail Road, 2.93 acres would be provided free of charge, according to chief secretary Ranjan.

“A total of 34 existing houses on the land would be affected. These houses would be rebuilt by the LMRC on its own expenses,” the CS said adding that the decision to hand over the land was taken at a meeting held under principal secretary, home.

Ranjan, who was chairing the weekly review meeting on the progress of Lucknow Metro Rail project, said the chairman of Airport Authority of India had assured to consider the request to charge nominal rent for its land being used for casting yard by the LMRC. On the issue of providing administrative building of Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar Memorial to set up central office of LMRC, its occupant Rural Development Department officials said they would vacate the premises within a week. For its operation control centre, the Lucknow Development Authority (LDA) officials were asked to allot the 1.75-acre land behind Sahkarita Bhawan on BN Road within a week too by the CS.

To streamline ongoing work on the priority section, Ranjan asked district magistrate, the municipal commissioner and SSP Lucknow to make appropriate traffic diversions and provide parking space for vehicles along the route to avoid inconvenience to the public.