Challenge to decongest Airport Street, Mohali and Chandigarh-Zirakpur highway hits hurdle : The Tribune India

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Sanjay Bumbroo

Tribune Information Service

Mohali, January 10

A 32-km different greenfield alignment highway to decongest the airport highway in Mohali and the Chandigarh-Zirakpur highway has hit the roadblock because the Nationwide Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has put the challenge on maintain as a result of a protest by farmers over the land compensation problem.

The NHAI authorities mentioned the greenfield highway would decongest the Chandigarh-Zirakpur highway by offering another path to visitors coming from Delhi and going to Jammu and Kashmir, and Himachal Pradesh. The NHAI will purchase about 400 acres in 28 villages. The price of the challenge is about Rs700 crore. The NHAI had finalised the corporate which can perform the challenge.

In keeping with sources, the challenge had been placed on maintain despite the fact that the district administration had written to the NHAI for enhanced compensation. The sources mentioned the quantity ranged from Rs 24 lakh per acre to Rs 4.12 crore per acre relying on the land, whether or not exterior the MC limits or inside.

Final yr, the NHAI had launched Rs 450 crore to amass 400 acres for a 32-km highway, another greenfield alignment, from the IT Chowk (PR-7) close to the Chandigarh Worldwide Airport to the Kurali-Chandigarh highway, crossing the Devi Nagar and Nagiari villages.

Gurdev Singh, District Income Officer, mentioned they’d written to the NHAI with regard to compensation about three months in the past, however they had been but to get a reply.

‘Farmers’ demand financially unviable’

A senior NHAI official mentioned the improved compensation demanded by farmers was not financially viable for the NHAI and the challenge had been placed on maintain for now. The NHAI had written to the authorities involved for scrapping the challenge and their approval was awaited.

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