Gurgaon DM bans excavation on freight corridor land

The land required for construction of this line is being acquired through The Railway (Amendment ) Act 2008.

Written by Sandali Tiwari | New Delhi | Published: July 11, 2014 1:27 am

In order to stop illegal excavation on land allotted to the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India (DFCC), Gurgaon District Magistrate Shekhar Vidyarthi ordered that JCBs and other excavating machines will not be admitted, parked or used along the DFCC alignment.

Excavation will not be permitted in villages under the district’s jurisdiction like Sohna, Raipur, Lakhuwas, Silani, Sancholi, Karanki, Khuntpuri and Ratikanaubad (Badkhera) villages, which are along the DFCC alignment, the DM said. These villages come under Tehsil Sohna of Gurgaon district and the orders were passed under Section 144 of CrPC.

DFCC was created by the Central Government, in order to lay a double-line railway track from Mumbai to Dadri, exclusively to operate double container freight traffic. This project is being undertaken by the Railways. The land required for construction of this line is being acquired through The Railway (Amendment ) Act 2008. As per the Act, once 20 E notification is issued by officials (which  deals with ‘land acquisition for a special railway project’) the land will belong to the Railways.

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