Chandigarh: The e-Bhoomi portal, launched by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal to buy land from landowners for government projects with their consent, is proving effective. Now land acquisition is not done for government projects, but land is bought with the consent of the landowners by talking to them directly after fixed prices are fixed.At today’s meeting of the High Power Land Purchase Committee (HPLPC), chaired by the Chief Minister, approval was granted to purchase 68 acres of land for Tohana Bus Stand and Fatehabad New Jail among other projects. It will cost around Rs 44 crore.
Present at the meeting were Deputy Prime Minister Dushyant Chautala, Transport Minister Moolchand Sharma, Energy Minister Ranjit Singh and Urban Local Authorities Minister Dr. Kamal Gupta, present. Landowners who have donated their land to the proposed government projects also participated in the meeting via video conference.
The prime minister instructed the concerned district deputy commissars involved in the meeting via video conference to speed up the implementation of the proposed projects after purchasing the land ceded by the landowners with their consent. At the meeting, approval was given to purchase 45 acres of land for a new county jail in Fatehabad district and 6 acres of land for a new bus station in Tohana. Approval has been granted to purchase 0.89 acres of land for four lane two lane ROB built on Mumbai-Delhi railway line at Ballabhgarh Pali Dhauj Sohna Road. Apart from this, approval has also been granted to purchase 0.42 acres of land for the expansion of the STP constructed at Karnal.
Similarly, 2.60 acres were allocated for the construction of the Laliana-Chhota Barola road on the Tangri River in Ambala district, 5 acres for the widening of the Datta-Lohari Ragho road in Hisar district and the Ladwa Saraswati Road on the Ambala- Saharanpur approved. 3.1 acres for construction of dual lane ROB, 3 acres for construction of new road from Tyodi to Bajana Kalan in Gannaur and 0.99 acres for construction of dual lane ROB near Narela railway station in Sonipat district.
Speaking to the landowners, Prime Minister Manohar Lal said that the development of government projects in their areas will greatly benefit them and the surrounding villages, and many other opportunities such as employment and businesses will certainly open up alongside the development.