Lucknow, September 5: In pursuance of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s ongoing drive to clear Uttar Pradesh of illegal encroachments and use the freed land for accelerating development of the state, the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) has demolished 12, 45, 820 square metres of land worth Rs 12458200000 (Rs 12.4 billion) between April 1 and August 24 this year. The market rate of the land is estimated at Rs 10,000 per square metre.
A presentation made by YEIDA before the CM recently has revealed that the authority served notices to as many as 1250 persons in 415 cases, while issuing demolition orders and subsequently carrying it out in 219. The authority also got FIRs registered against 79 individuals and has initiated action in the remaining cases.
The freed land worth Rs 12.4 billion is located in Bulanshahr, Aligarh, Mathura & Gautam Buddh Nagar districts
The removal of encroachments has taken place in Jhajhar and Inayatpur villages of Bulanshahr; Dorpuri, Khandeha and Simrauthi villages of Aligarh; Mirtana and Paunigaon Bangar of Mathura and Dankaur village of Gautam Buddh Nagar districts.
YEIDA serves notices to 1250 persons, gets FIR registered against 79
The demolition of encroachments on such a huge area assumes significance as the Uttar Pradesh Government has lined up a series of ambitious development projects in YEIDA area. The projects include Jewar International Airport, Medical Device Park, Toy Park, Data Centre Park, Film City, Logistics Hub, Apparel Park, Electronics manufacturing cluster and Heritage City.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had recently directed law enforcing agencies to remove all illegal structures, including unauthorised parking lots from streets to stop the rampant practice as well as to curb accidents.
It is worth mentioning here that the Uttar Pradesh Police have attached and demolished properties worth over Rs 3,190 crore, mostly belonging to the mafia and gangsters, since 2018.