New Delhi, Mar 7: The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved the proposal of Airports Authority of India (AAI) for surrendering encroached AAI’s land measuring 106.76 acres situated at Gandhi Nagar in Bhopal to the Madhya Pradesh government.
It is in lieu of 96.56 acres of land already handed over by the state government. The remaining 10.20 acres of land will be handed over by the MP government to AAI, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told reporters here.
He said in lieu of AAI’s 106.76 acres encroached land, the state government has agreed to provide land measuring 96.56 acres which is contiguous to the existing land of Bhopal airport and can be utilised by the AAI for aviation purposes. This will help in freeing up AAI’s land measuring 106.76 acres which is already being utilised by the state government for various purposes such as establishment of government offices, public amenities services, and for rehabilitation of migrated Sindhi families.
In place of this land, as of now, the state government has agreed to provide 96.56 acres of land, contiguous to Bhopal Airport, to AAI, for aviation purposes. Further, the land offered by state government in lieu of this land can be judicially utilised by the AAI for aviation-related activities.
Hence, the approval will benefit people at large, the Minister added.
The Cabinet meet was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here. (UNI)