The Delhi Cabinet has cleared Rs 621 crore for acquiring land for the eastern and western peripheral highways project to de-congest Delhi’s roads by diverting inter-state traffic not destined for the Capital. Land acquisition cost has gone up from an initial Rs 844 crore, estimated in 2007, to almost Rs 2,500 crore.
Delay in acquiring land has hit the expansion of Gaya airport. Expansion of runway in the airpor is planned to accommodate bigger planes. Night landing facility too stands withdrawn following the alleged theft of devices and the failure of the Airport Authority of India to re install the devices.
As part of its initiative to widen roads the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation has begun acquiring land around the Barapulla Gate on January 3. The land acquisition drive has been implemented to widen the roads and repair three existing bridges at Barapulla Gate, Makkai Gate and Mehmood Gate at a cost of Rs 13 crore.