The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is expected to start work on much-awaited Buxar-Patna (NH-30 and NH-84) four- lane projectin April following the clearance of land acquisition hurdles. Besides, work is expected to expedite on Patna- Gaya-Dobhi four-lane project as well.
The two projects have been stuck for the past couple of years owing to land acquisition problems. The NHAI has recently released sufficient funds as per Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013, which envisages nearly four times compensation to the landowners. The state government recently committed to the NHAI to expediting land acquisition for the two projects by making speedy disbursement of funds received for the purpose.
“Funds have been released for acquisition of 70% of the land required for Buxar-Patna project. Besides, land acquisition is going on at a rapid pace for Patna-Gaya-Dobhi (NH-83) project as well. Sufficient funds for land acquisition for both the projects have been provided to the state government,” said a senior NHAI official here.