The Shivraj Singh Chouhan government has decided to acquire land under the swap policy. For this project, the people whose land will be acquired by the government will give them twice the land at another place. On Tuesday itself, this decision was taken in the meeting of the Shivraj cabinet late in the evening.
MP government spokesperson and Home Minister Narottam Mishra shared the information about the decision taken regarding Chambal Expressway with the media. Mishra told that the Chambal Expressway is 404 km long. In Madhya Pradesh, the cabinet has taken the decision to give two times the land to the state government at another place in lieu of private land for this project.
It is worth noting that the BJP government at the Center has approved this ambitious project of the Shivraj government only last month and its 312 km stretch has been included in the first phase of the Bharatmala project, which will pass through Sheopur, Morena, and Bhind districts. The National Highway Authority of India is building a 404-km-long Atal Chambal Expressway to connect Digod in Rajasthan to Uttar Pradesh via Sheopur, Morena, Bhind.
For the project, the Madhya Pradesh government has transferred 1523 hectares of government land to NHAI for the project, while 1249 hectares of private land are left to be acquired. This responsibility rests with the state government. The government has planned a land swap for this.
For this project, farmers at many places are ready to give land with mutual consent.291 hectares of forest land is also coming under the project. For this, a proposal has been sent to the Central Government. The land acquisition has to be done by the state government. This mega highway will be designed in such a way that vehicles can run on it at a speed of about 100 km per hour.