GREATER NOIDA: The district administration will organise hearings from November 1 to take feedback from villagers who will have to part with their land for the second phase of the Noida airport. A total of 6,830 families will be affected in this phase.

Officials said the first meeting would be held in Mundhera on November 1. After a break for Diwali, the hearings will resume on November 8 and continue till the 11th.

“The schedule of the public hearings has been prepared. They will be held on November 1 and 2 and resume after Diwali celebrations from November 8. The venues and timings of these hearings would be circulated among residents of the six villages where land would be acquired,” said Balram Singh, additional district magistrate (land acquisition).

On September 25, a six-member team constituted by Gautam Buddha University had submitted the social impact assessment report to the district administration, which sought a few more details.

A revised report was submitted recently.

“It was last week that the final SIA report was handed over to the district administration for further appraisal. The report has also been forwarded to the state government,” said Vivek Mishra, head of the department of political science and international relations at the university.

According to the SIA report, the number of families who will have to be displaced this time is almost double of that in the first stage. In the first phase, in which 1,334 hectares were acquired, the administration had identified 3,003 families who needed to be relocated.

For the second stage planned over 1,363 hectares, 5,063 families will have to be shifted, according to the SIA report. The six villages where land would be acquired are Karauli Bangar, Kureb, Mundhera, Birampur, Dayanatpur and Ranhera .

Officials said houses in three of the six villages (Ranhera, Kureb and Karauli Bangar) would have to be brought down.

The state government, meanwhile, is yet to respond to a request from the district administration that acquisition of abadi land should be skipped in Nagla Hukum Singh, a settlement in Karauli Bangar revenue village.

Villagers in Nagla Hukum Singh have been holding panchayats on a regular basis and have threatened to boycott the public hearings and other acquisition procedures if their demand is not met.

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