Jan 31 2005
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Social Resettlement & Rehabilitation Plan of Aligarh-Ghaziabad 3rd line 106.15 km UP
The state of Uttar Pradesh is situated in northern part of India and is bounded on its north by the states of Uttranchal, Delhi and Haryana, on the south by Madhya Pradesh. On the west is situated Rajasthan and on the east is Bihar. From Ghaziabad to Aligarh it moves in Southeast direction with only first 5 Km in district Ghaziabad, 28 Km in district Gautam Budh Nagar, 45 Km in district Bulandshahr and last 28 Km in district Aligarh. Ghaziabad-Aligarh is an important section on “Golden Quadrilateral Route” connecting New Delhi with Howrah. The complete section up to Howrah is electrified. There is a large quantum of passenger and goods traffic on this section, which is increasing due to growth in population and industrialization. In addition to the long distance traffic of coal, iron & steel, food grains, gypsum and salt; the traffic of cement, fertilizer and POL, etc. far and beyond the section also moves on this route. Therefore, keeping in view the increased demand of passenger and goods train on this section and to reduce the detention time on stations, construction of third line has been proposed on this section by the North Central Railway (NCR). In fact, the need for fourth line has also been felt due to growing demand and plans are already afoot to expand it to fourth line after completion of third line.
Kanpur-Tundla-Aligarh-Khurja-Ghaziabad section is comparatively heavily utilized as rail traffic from a number of important streams merge with “A” route at Kanpur, Tundla, Aligarh and Khurja stations. The lines, which branch off from Kanpur station, are Kanpur-Lucknow, Kanpur-Balmau-Sitapur, Kanpur-Khairar-Katni and Kanpur-Jhansi. Tundla-Agra line joining at Tundla is another important line. Chandusi-Aligarh branch line from Muradabad and Bareilly side meets at Aligarh station. Khurja station is the meeting point for Khurja-Hapur-Meerut-Saharanpur line. Refer Figure 2 for Map of the Area served by this sector.
The present project is under the Allahabad division of North Central Railway (NCR). Keeping in view the availability of the land, the entire 3rd Line is proposed on the western side of UP main line i.e. entire line is placed on left hand side of existing double track while viewing from Aligarh to Ghaziabad. Presently, Aligarh- Ghaziabad section has two Broad Gauge (BG) lines. Total length of the proposed section is 106.15Km.
The study area covers the aforesaid stretch of about 106.15 km, which includes all the people, forests and other available resources within the range. The list of survey numbers, ownership details and extent of land to be acquired was collected from NCR and land revenue department. The Methodology used for Socio-economic data collection were as follows:-
• Terms of Reference (ToR) were discussed with officials from NC Railway,
• Meetings were held and joint site visits were made with the local railway officials, mainly the concerned engineers, the MRO and his team,
• Based on the field visits and desktop research, a list containing the name of affected villages, name of affected persons and the land holding details was prepared. Simultaneously, an approach map was also prepared to conduct social survey of the affected villages and PAFs
a. The chainage wise details of land requirement were plotted on SOI toposheets to identify the villages where required land is falling, village maps were studied at Revenue offices at Tehsil levels to identify the plots and owners whose land is likely to be lost due to proposed acquisition.