NH-29 landowners demand compensation for land & properties

NH-29 landowners demand  compensation for land & properties

Dimapur, March 25: The NH-29 Land Owners Union (Purana Bazaar to Chumukedima) today regretted that they are not being compensated for the land and properties on the ongoing expansion of the highway from Purana Bazaar to Chumukedima.
Stating that the Union is not against the Government for expansion of the NH-29, the Union said the landowners expressed their willingness to part away with their land situation within the vicinity of the ongoing expansion of NH-29 four lanning. However, the Union is appalled by the Government’s indifferent attitude towards the land owners’ sacrifice, a press release issued by Kewetso Kenye, information secretary, NH-29 LOU stated.
The Union stated that a letter addressed to Revenue Office Dimapur by the Ministry of National Highways Authority of India, dated 3/5/05, directed the RO to prepare the Detail Project Report of NH-29 for land acquisition from Dimapur to Kohima, but Purana Bazaar to Chumukedima was excluded for the reason best known to the state Government, one of the reasons could be to avoid a hefty compensation.
The Union further stated that it would not compromise with the government but would take up the matter to any extent whether or after the completion of the project until its demand for the compensation is fulfilled.
Meanwhile, in its meeting held today, the Union selected Vishepu Assumi as chairman, Vichosel Rhutso-secretary, Kuvezu Thira-joint secretary, Kewetso Kenye-information secretary, and Rev Dr Khashito Aye as treasurer along with 27 executive members to assist the office bearers.
The Union informed that landowners along NH-29 whose land has been affected by the ongoing expansion to contact the chairman (8974565003), Secretary (8575854357) and information secretary (8740831817). (Page News Service)