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    Acquiring land for NH-66 four-laning gets rid of obstacles


    Last stretch from Kazhakuttam to Kadambattukonam



    Last stretch from Kazhakuttam to Kadambattukonam

    The much-delayed four/six-laning of the National Highway-66 stretch from Talapady in Kasaragod to Kazhakuttam in Thiruvananthapuram has received a short in the arm with the problem of 3( D) notice under the National Highway Act of 1956 for the last stretch from Kazhakutam to Kadambattukonam.

    With this alert in the gazette, the 54.46 hectares of land to be acquired for NH widening from the 11 villages coming under Thiruvanananthapuram, Chirayinkeezhu, and Varkala taluks will “vest definitely in the Main government free of encumberances.” The 3( D) notification is issued when whole information of land to be acquired such as area, name of landowners, etc. are published after finishing the study.

    ” The draft In-depth Project Report has actually been worked out by the specialist. The goal is to complete the tender procedure and award the work by March 2021,” a senior National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) official told The Hindu

    The widening of the NH passage from Kazhakuttam to Kadambattukonam has acquired priority as the NHAI had completed the 26.7- km Reach I of the NH-66 bypass from Kazhakuttam to Mukkola and work remains in full swing for the staying 16.92 km up to Karode. The deal with the 2.7-km flyover at Kazhakuttam along the NH-66 and the NH-66 Bypass is likewise on under the NHAI.

    The 3( A) notification was published on March 14 for the 29.83- km corridor that comes under the 172.8- km Cherthala-Kazhakuttam passage of the NH-66 that is to be developed with a 45- metre access (ROW).

    Hearing from Sept. 22

    The process to award the settlement determined by the qualified authority under 3( G) of the NH Act will likewise commence with the hearing from September 22 to November19 Those losing the land and structures from Kazhakuttam to Mamom had been asked to stand for hearing at the Workplace of the Unique Tahsildar, LA (NH), Kazhakuttam, and those from Mamom to Kadambattukonam at the Office of the Special Tahsildar, LA (NH) III, Attingal, with the files.

    The NHAI needs 93.41 hectares in the Kazhakuttam-Kadambattukonam stretch and this comes under the three taluks. The 3( D) alert is to be issued for the remaining land once the acquisition of land from a temple along the proposed Attingal bypass is settled, the authorities stated.

    The payment for those giving up the land would be according to the Right to Fair Compensation and Openness in Land Acquisition, Rehab and Resettlement Act,2013




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