Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, May 23
The Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) has taken possession of land acquired at Aitiana village for construction of international civil terminal at Halwara Airport.
Deputy Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Agrawal said land measuring 161.2703 acres required for the construction of the international civil terminal at Halwara Airport had been acquired and GLADA had taken possession of the land.
Agrawal said the farmers had been paid a compensation of Rs 20, 61, 314 per acre (including 100% solatium, 12% AP and 1.25 multiplier factor). Besides, each eligible family would also be paid Rs 5, 50, 000 as rehabilitation and resettlement amount, he said.
After completing all formalities, GLADA had announced award number 13, dated February 7, 2020, and the land was acquired in the presence of land owners and village residents in a peaceful manner and with their consent on May 22.
The Government of Punja and the Airports Authority of India had signed an agreement for a joint venture for setting up a new civil and cargo international air terminal on the land of Aitiana village. “The Punjab Government is making efforts to ensure that this airport becomes operational in next two and a half years. In the first phase of the project, which will include development of a new international civil terminal on 135.54 acres for full-fledged operations up to Code-4C type aircraft,” said Agrawal.
Agrawal said the project would be implemented through a joint venture company (JVC).
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