Authority begins record keeping for Jewar airport project
The Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority had sought ₹2,000 crore from the state government to acquire 1,000 hectares of agricultural land for the project. On the whole, the project requires 5,000 hectares of landnoida Updated: Oct 07, 2017 23:48 IST
GREATER NOIDA: The Yamuna Expressway industrial development authority, a nodal agency for Noida international airport proposed at Jewar along 165 km Yamuna Expressway has started collection of land records for 5,000 hectares of land notified for this ambitious project.
“We have written to the Gautam Budh Nagar district administration to provide us with the land records of all land owners including farmers, private agencies or government departments. We need to maintain a database first to figure out who are the land owners of the land notified for the project,” said Ajay Kumar Tiwari, officer on special duty of the YEIDA.
The Union civil aviation ministry had on June 24 this year given its approval to build an international airport at Jewar. The Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) had also sought ₹2,000 crore from the state government to acquire the initial 1,000 hectares of agricultural land for the project. On the whole, the project requires 5,000 hectares. But to begin with the authority wants to acquire only 1,000 hectares of land of 39 villages located along Yamuna Expressway near Jewar.
“We need to prepare a database because 5,000 hectares of land not only belongs to farmers but also to several government departments. For example there may be grazing land, forest land, ponds and wetland etc. Therefore we precisely need to know the exact detail of every piece of land meant for Airport project. Before we move on for acquisition we need to prepare it carefully,” said Tiwari.
Officials at YEIDA are upbeat since the center approved Airport project along E-way because it has potential to boost economic activity along e-way. YEIDA which was established in 2002 has failed to lure investors, buyers and corporate houses because it does not have required infrastructure such as uninterrupted power, public transport connectivity and proper law and order, etc.
“Airport project announcement has started changing the sentiment among investors, corporate houses and MNCs in terms of investment towards e-way. Therefore, we want to finish land record work as soon possible so that the project moves to the next level without any further delay,” said Tiwari.
YEIDA wants to prepare a database of all land owners because 5,000 hectares of land should be free from any litigation so that there is no hurdle of any sort that can delay the project.
“In villages some farmers can have land disputes pending in courts. We want to how know much land is under litigation meant for airport so that we can resolve such issues,” said another YEIDA official.