After being rapped by Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the delay in handing over land for the Delhi-Meerut Expressway (DME) project, the Uttar Pradesh cabinet Tuesday approved the proposal for action against officials for alleged irregularities in acquisition of land.
The cabinet also decided to cancel the sale deeds which were effected after a notification for land acquisition was issued under the National Highways Act, 1956. During the ‘Pragati’ review meeting on November 6, the state officials had given an assurance to Modi that land will be handed over to National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) within a month.
The land in question is about 19 hectares and belongs to four villages of Dasna, Rasoolpur Sikrod, Kushaliya and Nahal. The land parcel is required for the completion of DME’s Phase 4 — a 32km stretch from Dasna to Meerut. Read More
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