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Bullet train compensation for land to be much more

Bullet train compensation for land to be much more
May 14
17:24 2018

AHMEDABAD: The compensation package for the farmers whose land will be acquired for the Ahmedabad-Mumbai Bullet train project will be “much more” than what is mandated by the Land Acquisition Act, a senior official has said.
A joint measurement survey is being conducted at present, which is the last stage of land acquisition process, said Achal Khare, managing director of National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL), the implementing agency.
After the survey is over, farmers will learn about the compensation package, he said. “I can assure that we will be compensating much more than what they are expecting,” Khare said.
He was here to speak on the project as part of the 2nd A N Khosla lecture series, organized by the Ahmedabad chapter of the IIT Roorkee Alumni Association at the IIT Gandhinagar.
“We have decided the entitlement package philosophically, which is more than what is provided in the Land Acquisition Act. For example, we will be giving them 25 per cent extra as part of terms of consent. There is a lot of compensation for rehabilitation and resettlement,” he said.
“To allay their apprehensions, we will be providing each land loser an entitlement card, which will have his bank account number and all the items against which he is going to get compensation. And this will be monitored by the company till the time he gets his last compensation,” Khare said.
For the project, around 1,400 hectares of land will be acquired in Gujarat and Maharashtra, 1,120 hectares of which is privately owned. Around 6,000 land owners will have to be compensated.
Farmers’ organizations and tribal groups have demanded that the provisions of the Land Acquisition Act, 2013 such as a mandatory social impact assessment and impact study on food production losses – which have been done away in the Gujarat amendment to the Act – should be followed in the acquisition of land for the Bullet train project.
The tracks should be laid on the land belonging to the Railways or the land already acquired for the Dedicated Freight Corridor Project, they have demanded, threatening agitations in the two states if the demands are not met.
Opposition Congress has backed their demands.
Khare said that planning and design phase of the project is being completed, and the construction will begin soon. PTI



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