Land Acquired for National Highways

              The state-wise details of total area of land acquired by the National Highways Authority of India for the development of National Highways in the country during the last three years i.e. 2011-12, 2012-13 & 2013-14 is given in the attached table.

 Issues in acquisition of land varying from project to project, in various States, such as, delay in appointment of competent authority, frequent transfer of competent authority, disputes with competent authorities regarding method of payment of compensation, delay in valuation of structures and other assets in consultation and coordination with other departments, outdated and inaccessible revenue records, delay in arbitration, pending court cases, etc., coming to the notice of the Government are addressed in consultation with the State Governments.

Building, maintenance, operation and management of National Highways, acquisition of land and payment of compensation is given after passing of award by the Competent Authority.  A well laid down dispute resolution mechanism exists in the relevant National Highways Act, 1956, under which the land is acquired for National Highway projects.

            Table:  The state-wise details of total area of land (in Ha) acquired by the National Highways Authority of India for the development of National Highways in the country during the last three years:

S No State 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14
1 Andhra Pradesh 1380 409 299
2 Assam 596 163 0
3 Bihar 725 304 262
4 Chattishgarh 1043 56 0
5 Gujarat 392 139 164
6 Goa 48 0 0
7 Haryana 49 245 1463
8 Himachal Pradesh 15 255 91
9 Jammu Kashmir 84 14 30
10 Jharkhand 11 0 389
11 Karnataka 335 959 715
12 Kerala 0 150 371
13 Madhya Pradesh 1588 1463 88
14 Maharashtra 516 1507 1181
15 Meghalaya 0 0 0
16 Odisha 148 518 1368
17 Punjab 0 45 0
18 Rajasthan 626 590 2422
19 Tamil Nadu 1761 422 474
20 Uttarakhand 0 0 491
21 Uttar Pradesh 1262 607 2398
22 West Bengal 156 159 130
Total 10735 8005 12336

             This information was given by Minister of State for Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Shri Pon Radhakrishnan in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.