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- Huda townships have few takers
The proposal of the Hyderabad Urban Development Authority (Huda) to develop six townships around the Outer Ring Road (ORR) under public-private-partnership (PPP) has not evoked much response from land owners and farmers.
The Huda board had recently approved a proposal to develop integrated townships in Nadargul, Turkayemjal, Inzapur, Adibhatla, Mankal and Raikunta with the involvement of farmers and land owners.
As part of the deal, Huda will develop the layout and encourages private companies to construct integrated townships. Huda has identified 1,200 acres of government land and plans to acquire another 1,200 acres of private land for the townships. Having faced bitter experiences in land acquisition for the ORR Huda approved the PPP mode to avoid complications.
As per the proposal, Huda and land owners will get each 25 per cent of land while 50 per cent is allotted for urban infrastructure like roads, drainage system and parks. The land value will shoot up after the development of the townships. This will benefit land owners even though they are given 25 per cent of the land. However, in some areas, Huda offers only 600 square yards after considering the land value.
Some farmers are not happy and are demanding more than 1,500 square yards of land per acre. The value of each acre is more than Rs 1 crore in areas along the ORR. The value will not be more than Rs 3 crores even after development. So the farmers want more share in the layouts.
Only farmers of Mankal have come forward to give their land though Huda officials claim that more than 80 per cent of the farmers are ready to participate and the rest can be convinced. Land acquisition officers will hold meetings with reluctant farmers where the townships will be built.CommentQuote0Flag