VIJAYAWADA: Collector Babu A has directed Machilipatnam RDO Saibaba to complete the survey of the private land for Machilipatnam Port and issue draft notification in 15 days.
The collector, who held a review meeting with Department of Ports director V Ravi Kumar and other officials on Friday, directed the revenue officials to complete the survey of private lands also. He said that 3,035 acre of lands out of the required 5,324 acre for the port have been already surveyed and the rest, which are patta lands have to be surveyed. It is estimated that around Rs 650 crore would be required for land acquisition.
The RDO informed the collector that 345 cases of encroachment of government lands were identified. Relief and rehabilitation packages should be announced for two villages. The district administration is expected to be submitted a detailed project report regarding Machilipatnam shortly.
Officials were asked to simultaneously take up works pertaining to rail and road connectivity to the port. Railways had proposed a separate 5-km line from the Machilipatnam Railway Station to the Port.
The collector asked the officials to take steps for the purpose. He wanted the RDO to send adequate number of revenue inspectors, deputy tahsildars on deputation to complete the land survey works before the deadline.