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Land for airport on Andhra Pradesh’s to-do-list

Visakhapatnam: After the AP Excessive Court docket on Friday cleared the authorized hurdles for the proposed Bhogapuram Worldwide Airport, schooling minister Botsa Satyanarayana directed Vizianagaram district officers to hurry up land acquisition for the mission.

The minister issued the instructions throughout a overview with collector A. Surya Kumari and joint collector Mayur Ashok on Saturday, after the Excessive Court docket paved the way in which for the method. He additionally sought officers to correctly doc the acquisition.

“Now that each one authorized points have been resolved, work on the greenfield airport wants to begin instantly,” the minister instructed the officers.

In June 2020, the GMR Group inked an settlement with the AP authorities to develop the Bhogapuram Worldwide Airport, with a proposed deadline of 2023. Nonetheless, the mission was held up resulting from delays in land acquisition.

In January 2015, the state authorities issued a notification to accumulate 2,700, of which 2,200 acres have been earmarked for the airport and 500 acres, for allied companies. The federal government had introduced a compensation package deal of Rs 678 crore for 1,959 landowners, nevertheless it couldn’t purchase 37.15 acres of the two,200 acres earmarked for the airport.

A bunch of 32 farmers from Kancheru village of Bhogapuram mandal challenged the notification, following which the Excessive Court docket issued a keep on it, which was vacated on Friday.

Addressing mediapersons on Saturday, Botsa stated that the inspiration stone for the airport, in addition to a Central Tribal College, could be laid quickly. Sources, nonetheless, indicated that it was unlikely throughout Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Visakhapatnam go to on November 11.



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