Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train, express highway projects: Chudasama, Patel to look into land acquisition

For the fast removal of ranchers’ issues identified with the procurement of land for the Ahmedabad-Mumbai slug train and the Ahmedabad-Mumbai turnpike extends, the Gujarat government has shaped a board of trustees of three senior priests to investigate the issue and make proposals. These incorporate Gujarat Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama, Revenue Minister Kaushik Patel and Forest and Environment Minister Ganpat Vasava.

The board was conformed to seven days prior, Vasava told mediapersons in Gandhinagar on Wednesday.

He said, “A committee of three ministers has been formed for the speedy disposal of land issues related to the bullet train and express highway… A team has been formed which consists of three senior ministers, the chief secretary and the revenue secretary. The committee has been working in the direction of farmers getting appropriate compensation in the land acquisition process for bullet train and express highway projects in Bharuch, Surat, Navsari and Valsad (districts). In the coming days, the state government will complete the land acquisition process expeditiously.”

“Farmers of South Gujarat are with the development of the country… being done by (Prime Minister) Narendrabhai (Modi) and (Chief Minister) Vijaybhai (Rupani). It is also necessary that farmers get appropriate and affordable rates (for land) and therefore, the committee has been formed to remove discrepancies in the jantri (ready reckoner of land prices in different parts of the state),” Vasava said. The committee will study the jantri rates and make suggestions that will ensure that the farmers get satisfactory rates and are happy, he added.

Vasava further said that the board of trustees, on Wednesday, heard agents of ranchers over the issue and will present its report to the state government soon.

The gathering was additionally gone to by BJP MLAs from South Gujarat, for example, Naresh Patel, Mukesh Patel and Piyush Desai, alongside Navsari MP and Gujarat BJP president CR Paatil.

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