Durgapur Airport to be ready by July 2012

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The Durgapur Airport city promoter, Bengal Aerotropolis Projects Ltd (BAPL) expects the state government to hand over the last portion of 525 acre by July, concluding a 30-month ambitious process to acquire 2,345 acre, according to a DNA report. The last tract of land includes those in Andal, Badur and Dubchuria moujas.

“The land and land reforms department handed over 1,820 acre out of the acquired 2,181 acre to the West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation (WBIDC) that, in turn, gave the plot to the Bengal Aerotropolis. Compensation cheques approved under Section 12 of the Land Acquisition Act, 1894, for 361 acre will be given to the affected after the electoral process is over. Meanwile, the hearing is on under the Act’s Section 9 for the remaining 264 acre,” reveals Subrata Pal, Chief Executive Officer and Director, BAPL.

The farmers have been demanding a higher pay than the average compensation of Rs 7.5 lakh per acre.

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