Instructions have been issued by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways to all the agencies implementing the National Highways (NHs) Projects that the amount of compensation for acquisition of land for NHs projects is determined in consonance with the First Schedule to the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013, with effect from 01st January, 2015. As per section 3G(5) of the National Highways Act, 1956, if the amount determined by the competent authority is not acceptable to either of the parties, the amount shall, on an application by either of the parties, be determined by the arbitrator to be appointed by the Central Government.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Shri Pon. Radhakrishnan in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.
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