95.23% of land acquisition complete in distt for Samruddhi Mahamarg

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 May 2018 09:59:13


Staff Reporter,

The district administration has completed acquisition of 95.23 per cent of the land required for the ambitious Nagpur-Mumbai Communication Super Expressway or Samruddhi Mahamarg.
As far as land in Nagpur and Wardha districts required for the project is concerned, the administration has acquired 90.15 per cent of it.

For the Samruddhi Mahamarg project, a total of 1,043 hectares of land in Nagpur and Wardha districts is required, for the stretch passing through Nagpur Division. Of this land required, as much as 802.85 hectares is to be acquired through private negotiations, and 187.67 hectares is Government land. The Government is to acquire land from farmers in 1,160 groups. Already, 700.28 hectares of land has been acquired from farmers in 1,006 groups. The administration has paid Rs 614,30,33,831/- to the farmers as against their land acquired for the project. As per the press release issued by the district administration, farmers have given a wonderful response to the land acquisition for the ambitious project. The acquisition of land for 28.42 km long stretch of Samruddhi Mahamarg started after the farmers in various groups gave their consent letter. The 28.42 km stretch of Samruddhi Mahamarg passes through 21 villages in Nagpur district.

In Wardha district, 60.73 kms stretch of Samruddhi Mahamarg passes through 34 villages in Wardha, Seloo, and Arvi tehsils. Of a total land required, 34.77 hectares is Government land and 600.66 hectares is private. Already, farmers have made available 513.13 hectares of their land and the administration has paid Rs 368,37,46,298/- compensation to them. So far, 87.94 per cent of required land in Wardha district is acquired.

Samruddhi Mahamarg is a dream project of Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister. Though the project will pass through 10 districts of the State, 14 adjoining districts also are to be connected to Samruddhi Mahamarg. Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation is the nodal agency for the project.

The entire project work is proposed to be done through ‘Engineering, Procurement, and Construction’ (EPC) mode in 16 different packages. The project cost is estimated to be Rs 46,000 crore, which includes Rs 10,000 crore for land acquisition, Rs 26,138 crore for engineering works, Rs 2,590 crore as a provision to accomodate possibility of cost escalation, Rs 6,427 crore for payment of interest on borrowings and expenditure on financial institutions etc.