Farmers oppose Ring road project in Jaipur
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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.


First Published: Saturday, July 30, 2011, 16:23

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