Farmers oppose Ring road project in Jaipur

Last Updated: Saturday, July 30, 2011 - 16:23

Jaipur: The fate of a project proposed to
connect three cities of Rajasthan is on stake with farmers
demanding return of the alleged excess land acquired for it
and increase in compensation.

Land has been acquired by the Jaipur Development
Authority (JDA) to construct the 47-km long ring road (phase I
and II) to connect Ajmer, Tonk and Agra.

The plan consists of a six-lane access control
expressway, a three-lane service road and a investors`
development corridor.

"The JDA is acquiring 360 meter land for the ring road
whereas only 90 meters is required. We have no objection on
land acquisition of 90 meters if we get compensation on market
price. Our objection will continue till excess land (above 90
m) is not given back," Badriprasad, the president of Ring Road
Sangharsh Samiti said.

"We have also launched a signature campaign in more
than 40 affected villages against the government`s move," he
said.

He also alleged the government of dividing farmers
over the issue by luring several Sarpanches of the areas.

JDA Commissioner Kuldeep Ranka said that the
authority has not acquired extra land other than that for
the development corridor, which would commercially benefit the
farmers.

PTI




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