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Vijayawada: ‘Victim’ landowners rebuff state overture

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | K KALYAN KRISHNA KUMAR
Published Jul 11, 2019, 7:00 am IST
Updated Jul 11, 2019, 7:00 am IST
The officials presented several proposals to resolve the standoff in place for the past few years.
The plot owners had been struggling to come to terms with the failure of the officials to keep in mind their sensitivities, their money and their emotions.
 The plot owners had been struggling to come to terms with the failure of the officials to keep in mind their sensitivities, their money and their emotions.

Vijayawada: Owners of plots in Allapuram and Buddhavaram villages of Gannavaram mandal on Wednesday rejected outright all the proposals made by revenue officials as part of their attempts to mollify the citizens who had been victims of official apathy, negligence and in some places, arrogance.

The plot owners had been struggling to come to terms with the failure of the officials to keep in mind their sensitivities, their money and their emotions.

 

After Deccan Chronicle highlighted how the officials had forcibly tried to take over the land between the airport compound and micro canal at Allapuram and Buddhavaram owned by the victims to expand the Gannavaram airport, on Wednesday Krishna district joint collector K. Madhavi Latha along with sub-collector and competent authority Nuziveedu Swapnil Dinakar Punakar, special deputy collector for land pooling, APCRDA, G. Kesava Naidu and other officials, met the victims.  

The officials presented several proposals to resolve the standoff in place for the past few years. It was obvious that the revenue officials are keen to break the impasse before the Assembly sessions begin. After listening to the proposals, the victims made it clear that they were not interested in some of them getting plots in the new layout at Ajjampudi village. They told the officials that they would only be interested if the new layout has all the amenities and all of them are given similar sized properties there.

To this, the joint collector said that the government will not acquire all the plots proposed earlier. She offered them NOC from the Airports Authority, and also plan approvals from CRDA without the specified charges. The JC also said two bridges will be constructed over the micro canal for access to the road. According to reports, Gannavaram MLA would raise the issue in the upcoming Assembly sessions.  Plots Owners Association president Uppala Vedavati told this correspondent that they rejected the proposals as they had purchased the plots in a gated community and the alternative land at Ajjampudi wouldn’t be as peaceful. Ms Vedavati also said that if they accepted the proposal put forth by the JC, the value of their properties will not appreciate due to the high compound wall and canal.

Association secretary G. Murali Datt demanded they could consider the proposals of alternative lands only if the government provides all amenities at Ajjampudi village.

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