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Centre notifies declaration to acquire land for corridor, ICP The State Govt Will Have To Follow It Up With Compensation Announcement

March 13, 2019 06:49 AM


Centre notifies declaration to acquire land for corridor, ICP
The State Govt Will Have To Follow It Up With Compensation Announcement


The Union ministry of road transport and highways has issued the notification announcing to acquire 24 hectares land for construction of the Kartarpur corridor road and 21 hectares for the integrated check post (ICP) along the border.

The corridor is being constructed to facilitate Sikh pilgrims’ visit to Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara in Narowal inside Pakistan – 4km from the international border in Dera Baba Nanak. The notification has been issued under section 3D of The National Highways Act, 1956. It reads, “The central government hereby declares that on publication of this notification in the official gazette, the land specified in the said Schedule shall vest absolutely in the central government, free from all encumbrances.” The notification carries names of all the landowners whose land is being acquired in four villages — Chandu Nangal, Jaurian Khurd, Pakhoke Tahli Sahib and Dera Baba Nanak – of Gurdaspur district.

A central government officer said, “Now it is up to the Punjab government to announce the award at the earliest after hearing the objections of the land owners so that the central government can deposit the land compensation amount in landowners’ bank accounts without delay.”

It was on January 21 that the Union ministry had issued the notification declaring its intention to acquire the land for “building, widening or four-laning, maintenance, management and operation of the newly proposed project on the land stretch of Kartarpur Corridor from Km 0 to Km 4.25 in the district Gurdaspur.” Whereas the notification declaring the intention to acquire land for development of ICP along the Kartarpur Corridor was made on January 31.

Responding to the notification, the landowners had submitted their objections to the state government. Farmers had submitted that they should be given higher compensation as their only source of income was farming and acquisition of their agriculture land would affect them badly. The objections were considered by the state government and subsequently “disallowed by the competent authority”.

Thereafter the state government had submitted its report to the central government. After considering the state government’s report as per the Act, the Union ministry of road transport and highways has now notified the acquisition.

Now, the Punjab government will publish the tentative land compensation rates in the newspapers within a week. The state government would then hear objections of the land owners for the next two weeks with regard to the compensation amount. Only then the land compensation rates will be finalised under section 3H of the Act after following the laid down process.

In case, the land compensation amount is not acceptable to the land owners, the case could be sent to the arbitrator to be appointed by the Centre. If still the land owners are dissatisfied, they have the legal right to approach the high court for enhancement of the compensation amount or later even the Supreme Court

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