MADC to take a decision on land acquisition next month

ST Correspondent
Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday said that the Maharashtra Airport Development Company Limited (MADC) will take the decision of land acquisition process for the development of Pune Airport next month. 

Pune: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday said that the Maharashtra Airport Development Company Limited (MADC) will take the decision of land acquisition process for the development of Pune Airport next month. 

Javadekar was talking to media persons in a press meet following a meeting with government officials at the Council Hall. He said that MADC has four compensation models for farmers of Purandar whose land are acquired and they will execute the process next month.

Javadekar said that the Central government has decided to organise a ‘Disha’ (Direction) meeting every month to keep a tab on the different initiatives of the government. “The disha meetings have yielded results as varoius government initiatives are gaining momentum after the meet,” added Javdekar.

The State government has appointed MADC as the special planning authority (SPA) for land acquisition and has notified that 2,832-hectare land will be acquired for the development of the airport.

The area proposed by MADC for the construction of the airport has already been declared as notified area after consulting with the Town Planning Directorate and is spread across the villages of Vanpuri (339 hectare), Kumbharvalan (351 hectare), Udhachaiwadi (261 hectare), Ekhatpur (217 hectare), Munjavdi (143 hectare), Khanavdi (484 hectare) and Pargaon (1,037 hectare) in Purandar taluka. Javadekar said that there are about 40 such initiatives in Maharashtra. The government is keen on executing the project postively, he added. The minister reviewed other development projects like Mula Mutha cleaning, Pune Metro, Pune Airport and others.

Other option
Javadekar said that the MahaMetro will look for different alignment options at Aga Khan Palace. The National Monuments Authority (NMA) had turned down the proposal to build the metro rail network near Aga Khan Palace on Ahmednagar Road as it was passing through the protected monument.

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