Land acquisition: Proposal to deposit Rs 2 crore approved

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Nashik: While approving the proposal to deposit approximately 50% amount of Rs. 2.4 crore with the deputy district collector (land acquisition) in connection with land acquisition for flyover and parallel service road in Mauje Deolali survey no 187, 188 and 193 as per high court order, NMC standing committee chairperson Himgauri instructed to complete TDR related cases as per priority and warned that delay in this will not be tolerated in future.

During discussions over the subject member Uddhav Nimse said though there is a provision to prepare DPR every ten years, current DPR has been prepared after 20 years. Land acquisition process should be conducted immediately. TDR certification should be given to land owners within 20 days. It is the right of the land owner to take money or TDR.

The concerned officials should be held responsible for delay in giving the compensation amount to the concerned land owner. Officials should give this expenditure, he demanded.
The land acquisition rate in 2002 was Rs. 2 lakh per hectare. It is Rs. 12,000-Rs. 8,000 per metre today. There was irregularity in land acquisition process.

The flyover was constructed in 2007 and administration failed to provide compensation. There is a need to find out the reasons why compensation was not given. Town planning department should measure the roads. 50% TDR should be made. Provide justice to common people. There is nexus among officials and builders. As a social responsibility, officials should do works of farmers, Nimse demanded.

As per a letter issued in 2002, farmers gave their lands for construction of roads. Another letter was issued to them during Kumbh Mela for acquisition of the land for widening of the roads. Compensation amount should be given on priority basis to the farmers, he said.
Issue TDR certificate in one month.

The law regarding the offering of TDR came into existence in 2002. Why files are pending. The concerned subject was tabled on last day of depositing the amount. It had to be tabled in last meeting, Nimse said. Member Santosh Salwe said that he was agreed with the points raised by Nimse. There is a need to check why the subject was delayed for four years. The subject should be adjourned, he demanded.

House leader Dinkar Patil stated that he opposed the subject. There is irregularity in functioning of the town planning department. Though a land was acquired in 1982 at Pimpalgaon Bahula for construction of school, compensation is not given to the owner. It is the loot of people’s money, he said.

Patil also showed opposition for wall construction of Greenfield lawns. Fix responsibility on officials for this and recover the expenditure from guilty officials and employees, Patil demanded. Chairperson Himgauri Adke instructed to give enquiry report against deputy municipal commissioner R M Bahiram till Monday.

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