March 20, 2012 2:27:32 am
The Delhi government on Monday decided to release funds required to get work moving on a key periphery road around Delhi.
The Cabinet decided it will pay Rs 621 crore to pay off the hiked compensation to landowners whose properties have been acquired for the Western Peripheral Expressway. The land acquisition cost has to be shared between Delhi,Haryana and Uttar Pradesh governments. Our share has gone up from the initial
Rs 422 crore to Rs 1,245 crore. Since we had already paid Rs 624 crore,the Cabinet decided to pay the remaining Rs 621 crore, said a senior Delhi government official.
The road is expected to cater to vehicles that pass through Delhi on the way to other states. The western peripheral highway was conceived in 2004-2005,following a Supreme Court directive,to provide an alternative road for inter-state commercial vehicles.
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