NHAI places ₹700-crore greenfield alignment mission in Mohali on maintain


Discovering farmers’ demand for enhanced compensation for land acquisition financially unviable, the Nationwide Freeway Authority of India (NHAI) has placed on maintain the bold 32-kilometre greenfield mission in Mohali.

The 700-crore street was deliberate from IT Chowk (PR-7) close to the Chandigarh Worldwide Airport to the Kurali-Chandigarh street to decongest Chandigarh and Zirakpur by offering another path to site visitors coming from Delhi and going to Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.

The authority’s choice comes after it had already accorded approval for growing the compensation for land acquisition in September final yr, following protests by land homeowners, principally farmers.

Whereas earlier NHAI was to pay between 24 lakh and 4.12 crore per acre, relying on the placement, it had agreed to pay between 1 crore and 1.12 crore per acre to those that have been to get 24 lakh per acre.

It had additionally launched 450 crore to accumulate 450 acres in 28 villages to assemble the 32-km street, however 4 months later, it now doesn’t discover it possible to proceed with the mission.

A senior official of NHAI, aware of the developments, mentioned the authority didn’t discover the improved compensation workable and had stalled the mission for now.

Mohali district income officer (DRO) Gurdev Singh mentioned they’d written a letter to NHAI relating to continuing with the mission, however they’d not obtained any response for the previous three months.

In accordance with sources, NHAI has already written to authorities involved for scrapping the mission and approval is awaited.

NHAI had give you the greenfield mission after scrapping the mission to widen the 40-km Kharar-Banur-Tepla street in July 2019, owing to its excessive value. Ashoka Buildcon Restricted was finalised to hold out the mission. A greenfield street is inbuilt an space that has by no means been developed.

In February 2020, member of Parliament Manish Tewari had additionally taken up the matter of another route with Union minister Nitin Gadkari, following which the Centre in its letter had said that NHAI was checking the feasibility of a greenfield part.


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