Wednesday, August 31, 2005

BMRCL begins land acquisition

BMRCL begins land acquisition
New Indian Express

BANGALORE: Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) is taking speedy measures to acquire land from Central and State Government besides Public Sector Undertakings.

Chief Secretary B.K. Das at a meeting held on Monday instructed the Government officers to surrender the required land for the metro.

The Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board (KIADB) has also initiated action to acquire 27.705 acres of land belonging to private parties. They have identified 445 commercial buildings and 233 residential buildings have on these lands.

“The land owners will be paid suitable compensation apart from the compensation for the structure if any there on,” a release stated.

The total requirement of land for the project is 217.345 acres. Of this 101.75 acres have already been given by the Defence Ministry.

Apart from this 34.42 acres of land will be procured shortly from Central Government Departments and its undertakings such as Nuclear Power Corporation of India, HAL, BSNL, BHEL, HAL, Central Silk Board and Railway department.

The state government departments such as education, medical services, police, horticulture, Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation, Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited, NGEF and Bangalore Civic Authorities have agreed to give 53.466 acres of land.

Discussions have been held with the offices of the Nuclear Power Corporation of India to immediately acquire 26.637 acres at Byappanahalli.

BMRCL, Managing Director K.N. Shrivastava visited the Leprosy hospital at Magadi road along with the Principal Secretary and Commissioner of Health and made a spot visit.


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