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Villages meet on proposed railway line
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, FEB 17 (NPN)
Published on 18 Feb. 2010 12:40 AM IST
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Village council authorities under Dimapur district whose lands would be affected by the proposed NFR broad gauge line from Dimapur to Zubza on Wednesday agreed to decide on a uniform rate of Rs 60-80 per square feet as land compensation. The villages during a meeting held at the Chakhroma Public Organization (CPO) Hall, Chumukedima town on Wednesday decided to arrive at a common agreed rate and forward the decision to the government for early compensation. All villages falling under the proposed railway line, including Chumukedima, Thahekhu, Sovima, Virazouma, Tuolazouma, Kuda and Khriezephe, agreed to abide by the agreed rate of Rs 60-80 except Thilixu village which stuck to its earlier rate proposed to the district administration at the rate of Rs 280 per square feet. Thilixu village representatives, however, assured the house that they would first consult with the village authority and convey the agreed rate. Convenor of NFR Land Owners’ Union, T. Shuya, highlighted the latest situation of the land owners and the position of the railway ministry. The villages resolved that they would not come in the way of development. Meanwhile, CPO vice president Beituo Hama and general secretary K Nakhro in a representation to the chief secretary CPO has assured all possible support towards the proposed railway line.

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