ONGOLE: Strongly disapproving the delay in acquisition of land for Nadikude-Srikalahasthi railway line, Prakasam district collector Sujatha Sharma has warned the officials to complete the entire process in next 10 days. She said that she will not tolerate any excuses on the issue as the field teams are unable to show her the progress despite her repeated warnings.

Reviewing the land acquisition for various developmental projects including railway line and national highways in the district here on Thursday, collector said that they need about 2237 acres of land for Nadikude-Srikalahasthi line for which the officials could not even completed the survey work. She said that they would be required to take over the land in Kanigiri, Pamuru, Darsi, Mundlamuru, Kurichedu, Marripudi and Podili mandals for about 105 km.

Officials explained that the enjoyment survey in Darsi and Mundlamuru was completed and they have to take up in remaining mandals. District collector fired at the officials for not visiting the areas despite her reviews for the past two months. “Engage additional land surveyors and complete the work in next days,” she directed.

Revenue officials told the collector that the survey of Duvvalapalle-Markapuram for National Highway widening work was completed and issuance of notification is only pending. The officials said that they would require about 113 acres of land between Vaggampalli and Markapuram for NH and another 48 acres between Vaggampalli and Dornala junction.

Collector directed the officials to acquire about 302 acres between Ongole and Chirala for widening of the 59km long NH. She had also asked the Kanigiri, Chandrasekhara Puram tehsildars to complete the land acquisition process for National Investment and Manufacturing Zone (Nimz) sanctioned by the Centre. District needed to acquire about 14000 acres for Nimz, said Sujatha Sharma. She directed Kandukur revenue divisional officer A Mallikharjuna to acquire 1.5 acres for construction of ashram school. She directed the Ongole RDO K Srinivasa Rao to identify land for construction of Girijan Bhavan. Joint collector Dr.Hari Jawaharilal and other senior officials were present.

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