On Friday the work on the Halga Macche bypass was commenced in the presence of Police and even DC MG Hiremath visited the spot.
The government acquired 134 acres for a 9.5-km bypass road between Halaga and Mache. A part of the land acquired for the work is said to be fertile, which has enraged a section of the affected farmers.
Around 8-10 farmers have denied part with their fertile land and protested by sitting on their land.
The farmers showed the DC the full-grown crops like sugar cane, rice and carrots.
If all of a sudden the standing crop which is near harvest is destroyed the farmers will be at a great loss as they have spent money and labor on the same, the farmers argued.
DC said he will try to get more compensation for the same and also would arrange for irrigation for the remaining piece of land, to a protesting farmer.
A total of 27 crores is the compensation paid to 825 persons the DC said.
If the land remaining is small, we will try and identify alternate land for them, he added.
About 130 acres of land will have to be acquired for the 9-10 km stretch which will pass through Halga, Zadshahpur, Madhavpaur, Old Belagavi, Vadgaon, Shahpur, Mache.
Yesterday Amit Angolkar, a farmer who had climbed a tree and threatened to commit suicide by jumping, said, “We have three acres of fertile land and we will not let it go under any circumstances for the road work. While the actual market price of my land is Rs 8 lakh per acre, the government is paying a measly Rs 1.5 lakh per acre. But I don’t want money and neither do I want to sell my land. If my two-acre land is acquired, it is not possible for our family to survive on only one acre.’’
This is part of the entire Ring road project for Belagavi.
CONSTRUCTION OF RING ROAD / BYPASS TO BELAGAVI CITY (Package-1A)
Stretch : Construction of 4/6 lane bypass for Belagavi city from Km 11.00 (Goa side) of NH-4A to Km 516.000 (Pune side) of NH-4 (Design Length 34.48 km) in the State of Karnataka on Hybrid Annuity Mode. (Package 1A)
Length -34.480 Km
Start Point – Ch. 11.00 Km (Goa side) of NH-4A near Zadshahapur Village
End Point – Ch. 516.00 Km (Pune side) of NH-4 near Bennalli Village
Lane Configuration- 4/6 lane divided carriageway with service road
Proposed ROW – 60M
Design Speed – 100 Kmph
Type of Pavement – Rigid Pavement
Land to be acquired (Ha) – 260 Ha
Cost of Land Rs :73 crores
Cost of Land to be acquired (Cr.) – Total Capital Cost (INR Cr.) Per Km Total Capital Cost (INR Cr / km)
*(State Government of Karnataka has allotted 140 Crs towards 50% of total LA cost of the project of length 69.427km)
Total Capital Cost – Rs.1094 Cr
Cost of Land – Rs. 31.70 Cr
CONSTRUCTION OF RING ROAD / BYPASS TO THE BELAGAVI CITY
1. Construction of 4/6 lane from Km 492.000 of NH-4 to km516.000 of NI-1-4 Via km11 of NFI-4A (Western Bypass) and km492.000 of NI1-4 to km7.5 of SH-54 (Part of Eastern Bypass): Length58.253 km. in the state of Karnataka. (Package -1)
2. Construction of 4/6 lane from km 7.5 of SH-54 to Km 516.000 of NH-4 (Remaining Part of Eastern Bypass). (Package -2)
Length – 69.427 km (Package -1: 58.253 km & Package-2: 11.174km)
Start Point – Package 1: Ch. 492.00 Km of NH-4 near Kamkharatti Village Package 2 – Ch. 7.5 km of SH-54 near Kalkhamb Village
Package 1 – Ch.516.00 km of NH 4 near Bennali Village
End Point – Ch. 7.5 km of SH-54 near Kalkhamb Village
Package 2 – Ch.516.00 km of NH 4 near Bennali Village
Lane Configuration – 4/6 lane divided carriageway with service road
Proposed ROW – 60M / 30M in Package 2 (As alignment traverse through Reserved Forest Area)
Design Speed – 100 Kmph
Type of Pavement -Rigid Pavement
Land to be acquired (Ha) – 550
Cost of Land – Rs :280 crores
Cost of Land to be acquired (Cr.).(State Government of Karnataka has allotted 140 Crs towards 50% of total LA cost of the project of length 69.427km)
Total Capital Cost (INR Cr.) -2792
Per Km Total Capital Cost (INR Cr / km) – 40.24