Alappuzha: The land acquisition for the Infopark at Ambalapuzha has been put on a fast track with the Kerala State IT Infrastructure Ltd. handing over Rs.26 lakhs to the district administration. According to Infopark officials, the district administration has been handed over the money for acquiring 17 acres of wetland for setting up Infopark at Purackadu in Ambalappuzha.
The land acquisition would start next week and land would be acquired from about 15 people who gave consent letters. The value for land has been fixed at Rs.1,500 per cent by the District Level Purchase Committee (DLPC) and the amount would be distributed to these owners from next week.
The State Government has identified 100 acres of land at Purackadu for setting up Infopark. The State Government has handed over 80 acres of land to Infopark authorities and the balance 20 acres need to be acquired from private land owners. Out of this, over 17 acres of land is ready to be acquired. But the owners of the remaining land have not given their consent till date. The construction of buildings can start only after the land development work gets over.
The Union Government’s Board of Approval for Special Economic Zone has already granted approval for 33 acres of land of the new Infopark. The necessary documents have been submitted to the Centre for issuing SEZ notification and SEZ Development Commissioner is expected to visit the area soon before issuing the notification. Infopark Kochi is promoting the Ambalapuzha Infopark.
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