COIMBATORE: As part of the valuation process, a team of officials from the Revenue Department on Tuesday visited the land near the Coimbatore International Airport (CIA) to be acquired for the expansion of the airport to fix the value of land.
Gunashekharan S, Special District Revenue Officer, Airport Land Acquisition, Tahsildars Jayapal A and Gandhimathi V, and surveyor Subrahmanyan P, were part of the team. The team cross-checked the survey number of the land, its structure and market value.
The valuation process of the 3 & 4 blocks of Uppilipalayam will be over in 10 days and the first valuation report will be submitted to the government once it is over. Valuation process is going on in 19 blocks, and in a phased-manner the valuation report of other blocks will also be submitted.
"Tabulation work of all the blocks is over, and we assess the land structure now to fix value of the land. The valuation process is also going on in line with the new Land Acquisition Act and compensation will also be provided in compliance with the Act. As much as 627.89 acres of land have to be acquired for the expansion, and the land spans over 24 blocks. Of the 24 blocks, land in 19 blocks were notified in the gazette and the valuation of the 19 blocks is going on now," said S Gunashekharan, Special District Revenue Officer, Airport Land Acquisition.
Of the 627.89 acres of land to be acquired, 461.9 is owned by private people, 134.32 owned by the Defence Ministry, 28.37 acres of government land and 3.33 acres owned by Adi Dravidar Welfare Department.
Talks have been going on to acquire defence land, and it is learnt that the land has been identified in Kanchipuram district to be given to the Defence Ministry, as a substitute to the land that would be taken over from them.