Lucknow Metro: Govt. of UP has formed committee to determine compensation of lands to be acquired under metro project.

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Lucknow: Government of Uttar Pradesh has formed a committee under the DM to determine compensation of lands to be acquired under metro project. The compensation rate would be decided after the mutual consent of land owner. The committee will study all GOs, notifications, directions and prevalent market rates to determine the land acquisition rate. Its recommendations will then be approved by the LMRC Board.

Consent of land owners will also be sought on decided rates before acquiring the land. Principal Secretary, housing and urban planning, Sadakant said, “LMRC is responsible to pay the compensation and other facilities to the people while acquiring the land.”

Meanwhile, LMRC has already started making peer-caps (to be mounted on pillars) in yard. From Monday, ‘U-girders’ will be casted in metro’s yard near Amausi. A ‘U-girder’ is the base structure of track which is later cemented with concrete and wires to be placed on top of pillars. For priority section, LMRC needs to prepare 478 girders of 27 mt length each. Officials said that mounting of U-girders will start from April.

A U-girder can be placed on top of pillars only after a cycle of 7.5 days which is used for laying concrete, running wires and drying. Metro-span will comprise two parallel tracks of 239 girders each for both inbound and outbound trains. “The yard will help in casting the structures beforehand to be easily be placed on top of pillars. This will cause least inconvenience to the public on roads”, said Kumar Keshav, MD, LMRC.

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