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Rly to hand over 71 acres of land in Patna to Bihar govt

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

The today agreed to hand over more than 70 acres of land to government, on payment of about Rs 220 crore, paving the way for construction of a 6-km long road in the state capital.

According to Rajesh Kumar, Chief Public Relations Officer of the East Central Railway headquartered in Hajipur, "the ministry has accorded in-principle approval" for handing over 71.253 acres of land to the upon payment of Rs 221.72 crore, "the value of land worked out by a revaluation committee constituted upon directions of the Patna High Court".

In a statement, Sushil Kumar Modi thanked for the approval and said "I had met the only yesterday and requested, for the second time in a month, to take a decision on handing over the land to the government".

He said upon getting possession of the land, through which a defunct railway line passes, it will be possible to construct a road 6 km long and 30 metres wide.

The proposed road would bring about better connectivity between Digha, the city's north-western extreme, and "R Block" which is a stone's throw from a number of important buildings including the state Assembly, Sushil Modi said.

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 21:40 IST