VIJAYAWADA: Compensation for the lands to be acquired for Kanakadurga Flyover will be paid equally to both private pattas and B Form pattas, collector Babu A said.
At a meeting to elicit public opinion with owners of the buildings and lands to be acquired for flyover construction at his camp office here Friday, he said some compensation will even be paid to those who have been living on the encroached government property. He said only after the payment of compensation, the land will be taken over and for those who will lose their houses completely, apart from compensation, houses will be sanctioned under JNNURM scheme.
The collector said for the construction of the flyover, they are acquiring 27,000 sq metres of land including 127 constructions and land belonging to 133 people in seven blocks of town survey number 24. “The basic value of a square metre to be acquired has been fixed at `21,000 and the owner will be paid two-and-a-half times of that amount plus 100 per cent solatium, which comes to `53,000 per square metre. While determining the final compensation, whichever of the registration value or base value is high, that will be taken into consideration,” he explained.
Babu further clarified that land will be taken strictly as per the need as determined under alignment. He said the marking on September 6 will be the final marking. “Revenue officials and VMC officials will go to each of the 133 landowners to explain about the extent of the land they will be taking and other details. They will come along with map and other information,” he said and assured them that he will ensure there is no setback to construction of any building in the remaining land left with the landowners.
The collector assured the landowners that highest possible compensation will be paid to them in accordance with the existing laws. He explained that only cargo vehicles will be allowed on the flyover, while the passenger vehicles will be moving on the road beneath the flyover and to facilitate this, the road is to be extended from the current 60 feet to 100 feet.