Ferozepur farmers refuse to present land for rail hyperlink

Ferozepur farmers refuse to present land for rail hyperlink


Anirudh Gupta

Ferozepur, Could 22

The Ferozepur-Patti rail hyperlink venture, it appears, has hit one other roadblock as farmers belonging to 3 villages within the Mallanwala block have refused to offer their land for acquisition. Citing anomalies within the acquisition, they’re demanding greater compensation.

As soon as constructed, the 25.47-km-long rail hyperlink will shorten the space between the northern states, together with Punjab, and commerce capitals of Gujarat and Maharashtra.

The venture accepted in 2013 has been hanging hearth for nearly 9 years because the state authorities has failed to amass the land for it. After years of inordinate delay owing to the procedural wrangles, the earlier Congress regime throughout its Cupboard assembly held on October 18 final 12 months had given its nod for buying land for this important rail hyperlink. At the moment, the then Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi had ensured that ample compensation might be given to the farmers and landowners.

The state authorities has to amass 165.69 hectare, together with 70.01 hectare in three Ferozepur villages and one other 95.68 hectare in eight Tarn Taran villages, for the venture. An estimated Rs 299.74 crore might be spent on the venture by the Railways as soon as the encumbrance-free land is supplied by the state authorities.

Nonetheless, over a dozen farmers belonging to Dulla Singh Wala, Kutubdin Wala and Kala ke Hithar villages in Mallanwala block, whose land must be acquired, have objected to the transfer.

The farmers met DC Amrit Singh and submitted a memorandum. The DC stated she would take up the matter with the division involved and focus on it with the land acquisition authorities.





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