Gautam Budh Nagar administration to penalise locals for delaying land acquisition process of DFC project


The Gautam Budh Nagar administration gears up to act upon their constant warnings against the group of 10 villagers in Chamrawali Bodaki who are not giving up their agricultural land for the dedicated freight corridor project. 

As per sources, on Monday, a final notice was issued to these farmers, who were given time till Wednesday to give up their land or face the consequences.

A total of 2,700 sqm of farmland is still stuck and isn’t being handed over, this is delaying the process of laying down tracks on the stretch. The land has been already transferred in the name of the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited, the enterprise of the Union railways ministry set up for executing the project.

“We have served notices on the 10 landowners. They are not giving up their claim on the agricultural land that is coming under the alignment of the project. It is required for laying the tracks and their action is delaying one of the most ambitious projects of the central government. We have issued warnings to them on multiple occasions and will initiate legal action after Wednesday.”

~ Alok Kumar Gupta, the sub-divisional magistrate of Dadri

For the DFC project, the corporation needed land in the Chithehra, Kathehra, Bodaki, Palla, and Pali villages of Dadri.  Officials said 12.6 hectares were required in Bodaki, of which only about 0.3 hectares is yet to be handed over to the corporation. The land is required for the eastern leg of the corridor and lies under the Dadri-Khurja section. 

As per Mr Gupta, the villagers, have already been compensated for their land at a rate of Rs 2,600 per sqm. However, he says, they are demanding more. 

“That is the amount other farmers have also got. Those who were given more money owned abadi (residential) land. We will pull down the structures on their agricultural land and take it in our possession if they do not agree to hand it over,” Gupta added.

Source: TOI

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