Rs 2.5 bn needed for Nashik-Pune rail land purchase

01 Oct 2023

The district administration had placed a demand for Rs 2.5 billion with the ?Maharail? authorities to acquire land through private negotiations for the semi-high-speed Nashik?Pune rail project. Nashik collector Jalaj Sharma revealed that this demand had been presented by the administration to the Maharashtra Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation (Maharail) authorities during a virtual meeting chaired by deputy commissioner Ajit Pawar.

Sharma explained that the demand specifically pertained to the land being purchased from farmers in Sinnar taluka and that this amount was crucial for ensuring the smooth completion of the land acquisition process. He further mentioned that the valuation of land prices for crops in Nashik taluka had not been conducted yet due to the lack of clarity regarding the alignment of the railway track in that region.

A senior officer from the district administration emphasised the importance of timely payments, stating that the process of land valuation had been carried out in Sinnar because the alignment there was clear and Maharail had already made its demand. Failing to make payments promptly could lead to an increase in demands for compensation, potentially extending the compensation period.

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