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Posted: Nov 18 2016 (09:19)
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IR AffairsNov 17 2016 (19:47) Railway streamlines norms for land acquisition for projects
For Better Managed Indian Railways~ 948 news posts
NEW DELHI: With delay in acquiring of land hampering rail projects, the Ministry of Railways has now streamlined rules and asked for the acquisition of land through any existing law including the 2013 land acquisition law, direct negotiation with the land holder and 2008 Railways (Amendment) Act, 2008.
The ministry decided to allow use of all prevailing laws as it was found that there is no uniformity regarding route to be followed for land acquisition by various state governments. It was found that policy formulated by most of the states provide for the acquisition of land through direct negotiation with fixation of compensation by district level committee.
Nov 18 2016 (09:19)
For Better Managed Indian Railways~ 1933 blog posts
"Land acquisition" i.e. thorn in the flesh for IR, which is very hard to get rid of. Today with finances being very easy,( thanks to initiatives and pursuance of RM) and environmental clearances coming much faster (thanks to Central Govt) than earlier, the projects are held up for the delays in land acquisition.
It would be in the interest of IR, to evaluate and decide the projects keeping in view, the policies of the concerned state govt. regarding the land acquistion and compensation. This will be a more practical and just way for IR to decide upon projects so as to ensure its successful and timely completion. State govt. facilitating easy land acquisition shall be benefited. Projects should come to the states...
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