1300 hectares of land to be acquired by December 2021
Bhopal. There is pressure to complete the targets on Chambal Expressway i.e. Atal Progress-way in the state, but it is not easy to complete the target within the stipulated time period. The reason is that the acquisition of private land is to be completed by December 2021, but even 20 percent acquisition has not been done so far. Therefore, completing the acquisition in just two-and-a-half months is not easy. It has special importance in Gwalior-Chambal zone, due to which regional veteran Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia is also taking special interest in this project. For this reason, efforts are being made to complete this project expeditiously. Under this, a target has been set to acquire 1300 hectares of private land by December. The problem is that in return, double government land has to be given, but the private land owner does not like the land in other places.
Corona stopped the way-
Actually, the work of Atal Progress Way got delayed due to the first Corona period. Apart from this, the situation of Atal Progress Way being involved in the Bharatmala project or not has also been created repeatedly in the last three years. So this project got stuck. After the BJP government came back, this project was included in the Bharatmala project of the Centre. But, by then the Corona period had already arrived. This was followed by by-elections for 28 assembly seats. After this, the floods in Gwalior-Chambal ruined the infrastructure. Now elections have come for three Vidhan Sabha and one Lok Sabha seat. Due to this, the focus of the government was repeatedly turned on untimely issues. Therefore, complete private land acquisition till December 2021 has not been easy.
Creating a base-platform for 2023-
The aim of the government is to prepare the base-platform of Chambal Expressway before 2023. The reason is that before the 2023 assembly elections, the government wants to take electoral benefits by making it. This IGway will have a great impact in Gwalior-Chambal zone. Industrial development, urban-rural development and employment will increase due to the construction of this IGway. Because of this, it is profitable for the BJP in the electoral equations as well.
This will be the IGway-
This IG is to be made 313 km in Madhya Pradesh. It will connect Rajasthan, MP and Uttar Pradesh. It will pass through Sheopur, Morena and Bhind districts in Madhya Pradesh. A total of 3093 hectares of land is to be acquired in this, out of which 1300 hectares of private land is to be acquired by December.