Jamshedpur : East Singhbhum deputy commissioner, Amit Kumar today chaired the district coordination committee meeting at the district collectorate.
He asked the district land acquisition officer (DLAO) Akhilesh Kumar Sinha to make a list of those individuals who had been paid compensation for parting with their land for the road widening project but are still not vacating their land. The project is that of Mauhulia and Bahragora.
“Compensation has been paid from the state government to the land holders but it seems they are not willing to part with their land despite taking compensation amount,” said Amit Kumar.
Sources who attended the meeting said that the list would be made available to the deputy commissioner by Saturday and the eviction drive is likely to begin from next week on this stretch.
Incidentally, the Union road transport, highways and shipping minister Nitin Jayram Gadkari had laid the foundation stone for the road widening project in January this year at Ghatshila and the work was scheduled to commence from April this year.
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) based construction major M/s Dilip Buildcon has bagged the contract for the road widening project which includes 56 km on NH-33 (Mohulia-Baharagora) and 16 km on NH-6 (Baharagora to Chichira- in Bengal). The project estimated cost is Rs 1000 crore.
Amongst other decision the deputy commissioner also directed the additional deputy commissioner East Singhbhum Sunil Kumar to identify illegal and suspected land deeds and initiate proceedings for annulment and cancellation of such land deeds at the block level before August 21.