The District additional collector, Cheerla Srinivas Sagar, held a meeting with officials of the National Highway Authority of India and farmers who lost their lands under the Bharath mala project. This project involves building a highway road from Surath to Chennai.
During the meeting, the additional collector emphasized the need to promptly resolve the land issues faced by the farmers. He also discussed the problems that have been causing delays in the road works with NHAI officials and the affected farmers. The meeting took place at the Integrated District Collector Office on Wednesday.
Farmers from Gattu, Ieeja, Vaddepalli, and Rajoli informed the officials about their land acquisition problems during the meeting.
The national highway passes through Gattu, Ieeja, Vaddepalli, and Rajoli Mandals, covering a distance of 53 kilometres in the district. This will lead to increased land rates and the development of economic corridors and multi-zone centres in the district.
NHAI officials announced plans to provide 150 over bridges and 300 pipelines along the highway in the district. They have also arranged alternative routes to minimize dust caused by soil-moving vehicles on the highway. Additionally, three bridges per kilometre are being planned to ensure uninterrupted water flow from canals for agricultural lands. The roads are being constructed based on surveys conducted in villages and mandals. Farmers can contact the Tashildars and district survey and land records officials to address any problems they may have.
The meeting was attended by SDC Subramanyam, AO Bhadrappa, District Survey and Land Records Officer Rama Chandra, Technical Manager Babu, Project Director Yogesh Tilak, survey officials, Tashildars from all mandals, concerned officials, and farmers from affected villages.