Affected villagers of “Express Four-Lane National Highway,” have urged Govt for the satisfactory compensation for their ancestral land and houses, which will be destroyed for the proposed National Highway.

The Four-Lane National Highway Oustees and Affected Kisan Committee have demanded the all facilities which they have been enjoying now will be made available to them after their ancestral lands and houses are acquired by the Govt.

Committee president Mian Kishan Singh Chandel said that the meeting of the committee at Auhar unanimously demanded that they be given compensation on conditions already prescribed in an Act, which was pending for adoption in Parliament and that they must be given royalty on the basis of their total land acquired.

The meeting said the oustees be allotted double land of the acquired land on roadsides for earning livelihood, houses be provided to them before acquiring their land and they be given total compensation along with Section 4 notices for acquirement of property.

The meeting demanded that state government engineers be associated with private company engineers doing survey work to check their illegal activities and service be provided to one member of each oustees’ family.

Villagers stressed that their roads, link roads, paths, water sources and other amenities for each village be kept intact in every case and government officers should be deputed to come to villages to listen to their grievances and be authorised to solve their issues on the spot.

They said revenue records be revised and updated, and compensation paid, according to present real position of land and not based on old record as farmers have worked hard and have spent huge amounts of money to improve quality of earlier allotted lands.

The committee decided to see the minister concerned in Delhi and to present a detailed memorandum to the Chief Minister to ensure that they are protected by the Central and the state governments from excesses of a powerful construction contractor of Four Lane.


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