"The state government was facing problems since 2009
for extension of railway tracks from Agartala to Udaipur in
Gomati district as landowners declined to sell land according
to the price set by North East Frontier Railway, but now they
have agreed to receive the payments when government conceded
their demands of buying lands as per present market rate," SDM
of Bishalgarh, Tamal Majumder said.
He said, 75 per cent landowners have received their
payments and the rest have agreed to collect the cheques after
depositing necessary documents, he said.
NF railway sources said, "The railway extension
project would be completed by this year. There were problems
of acquiring a patch of land near Harishnagar Tea Estate in
Bishalgarh sub-division of Sepahijala district. The problem
was solved recently following a meeting between state
government officials, local people and local representatives
of different political parties and District Magistrate".
SDM said the land would be handed over to the North
East Frontier Railway (NFR) by March itself so that works
could be resumed.
Agartala: The impasse over land
acquisition for the 44 km Agartala-Udaipur railway extension
project is over as the land owners have assured the government
to sell their lands, official sources said.
First Published: Thursday, March 08, 2012, 16:32