Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved proposal of Airports Authority of India (AAI) for surrendering encroached AAI’s land measuring 106.76 acres situated at Gandhi Nagar, Bhopal to the State Government of Madhya Pradesh (M.P).
It is in lieu of 96.56 acres of land already handed over by the Government of M.P. The remaining 10.20 acres (approx..) of land will be handed over by the Government of M.P. to A.A.I.
In lieu of AAI’s 106.76 acres encroached land, the Government of M.P. has agreed to provide land measuring 96.56 acres approx. which is contiguous to the existing land of Bhopal Airport and can be utilized by AAI for aviation purposes.
This will help in freeing up AAI’s land measuring 106.76 acres which is already being utilized by the State Government of M.P. for various purposes i.e. establishment of Government Offices, public amenities services, and for rehabilitation of migrated Sindhi families.
In lieu of this land, as of now, the State Government has agreed to provide 96.56 acres of land, contiguous to Bhopal Airport, to AAI, for aviation purposes.
Further, the land offered by State Government in lieu of this land can be judicially utilized by the AAI for aviation-related activities. Hence, the approval will benefit people at large.