Nagpur Collector starts acquiring Land for Metro Rail

Nagpur: The district administration has started acquiring land for metro rail project. So far 10 notices have been sent to the owners.

New district collector Sachin Kurve said that three notices were sent on Wednesday. “All of them are government agencies. Two have responded saying that they wanted alternate land. Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) too wants another piece of land for its 9,400 square meter land in Sitabuldi,” he added.

The alternate land for State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) firing range has been identified at Bid Borgaon (taluka Hingna). The proposal has already been sent to the government.

The land to be acquired lies in Dhantoli and Sitabuldi mouzas, except the one in Nildoh required for metro rail depot. The owners of the land include revenue department, MSEDCL, New English High School Association, Central Jail Press, Patwardhan High School, Police Department and Morris College.

Kurve also informed the media that he would start a system wherein the persons who have applied for a government certificate will get updates on their mobile phones through SMSes.