HC quashes CIDCO’s plea to pave way for land acquisition & sets 6th Oct’s deadline

By Accommodation Times News Services

navi mumbai airport imageCity and Industry Development Corporation (CIDCO) on 24th September said that Bombay High Court’s quashing of a petition by a few Navi Mumbai airport project affected people against the rehabilitation package, would pave the way for acquisition of 671 hectares of land.  “The petition was quashed. This paves way for us to complete the acquisition process of remaining land required for the project as well speedy execution,” CIDCO said in a statement.

To build airport total 1,600 hectares of land is needed, currently authorities have 929 hectares of land, 671 hectares is yet to be acquired. CIDCO has agreed to allot 22.5 per cent of developed plots towards compensation to those, whose land has been acquired for the project.

Earlier, project affected people (PAPs) from these villages had opposed land acquisition and refused to accept the state government’s compensation package. But later, after negotiating with them for many months, they accepted the Maharashtra government’s offer of 22.5 per cent of developed land, for every hectare of land acquired. Along with this they will be also provided with one floor space index (FSI) for 12.5 per cent of developed land and 2.5 FSI for another 10 per cent.

CIDCO said it had told the court that those who had opposed its package, could be offered a package under the Centre’s Land Acquisition Act. It has also extended the deadline for submission of the letter of consent to avail of the state government’s package by October 6, to the deputy collector.

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