NHAI team gheraoed over land acquisition on Bathinda-Dabwali road

NHAI team gheraoed over land acquisition on Bathinda-Dabwali road

Farmers stage a dharna along the Bathinda-Dabwali road.

Bathinda, April 11

Farmers affiliated with BKU Ugrahan and Dakonda gheraoed a team of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) on the Bathinda-Dabwali road over land acquisition today.

The team was taking measurement of the Bathinda-Sangaria National Highway-54 to start the widening work. The farmers had been sitting on a dharna against land acquisition for the project for past 18 days.

Around 110 acres at Jodhpur Romana, Gehri Butter, Gurusar Sainiwala, Sangat Kalan, Machhana, Pathrala, Chak Ruldu Singhwala and Kuti among other villages would be acquired as part of the project. Harvinder Singh, a BKU Dakonda leader, said: “The district administration has fixed a very low price for the agricultural land located in a prime location.” — TNS

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