Status of Hindon Air Base under the Regional Connectivity Scheme

By GovernanceToday
In Governance Watch
February 12, 2018

The case of regional flights from Hindon Air Base under the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) has been hanging due to ahead of farmers ‘ demand. Farmers are seeking too much money instead of leasing their land to the Airport Authority of India (AAI).

Under the scheme, the airport said to provide ground near the Hindon air base from the Ghaziabad District Administration. The district administration had sent an offer to the AAI by marking 7.5 acres of land. Some parts of this land have UPSIDC, while most of the farmers living in the nearby village have a lot of lands.  Ritu Maheshwari pointed out that the owner of the land is 30-40 farmers who have been demanding Rs. 1.5 crore annually instead of leasing their land airport, while the authority has only an offer of Rs. 10 lakh annually.

The Ghaziabad District Administration pointed out that 90% of the ground marked Sikandarpur of farmers living in the village, while 10% of the ground is owned by UPSIDC.

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