Sangrur locals oppose land acquisition for expressway - ECAS Punjab

Sangrur locals oppose land acquisition for expressway

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Sangrur, December 1

Villagers of the district are opposing the proposed acquisition of their farm land for the Katra-Delhi Expressway. They have blocked both gates of Sangrur DC's office and announced to intensify their agitation in coming days.

"We have requested the authorities that we won't give our land. The state and Central governments have failed to repair the present roads and now they want to construct another one, which won't serve any purpose. We don't need more road," said Sukhdev Singh Dhillon outside the DC office.

Protesters from various villages first organised a protest march in the city and then at the main gate of the DC office. Later, when officers did not give them any satisfactory reply, they blocked the back gate of the office also.

"We are trying to convince the villagers as builting the Katra-Delhi Expressway is the Centre's decision. Some residents also want higher rates and we have recommended it to the government," said Ramvir, DC. — TNS



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