Puri,Nov17 : Odisha government has allowed more time for owners of property coming under the 75 metre heritage corridor around Sri Jagannath temple to enable them avail 10 per cent additional money to sell the property. Puri Collector Balwant Sing said the property owners if place their offer for sell before December 4 could avail the benefit.
Earlier the survey for acquisition of property for the heritage corridor has identified 298 private property besides government and temple property.To make the land acquisition hassle free state government had doled out ten percent incentive on their total value of property to persons who willingly offer to sell their property to government.
This fund will be in addition to the total fund calculated as per the land acquisition resettlement and rehabilitation act 2013. Initially thirty two persons had offered to sell and till date out of the thirty two, about fourteen persons availed the extra benefit so far and Rs. 25 crore paid to them as sale proceeds.People who did not believe on this benefit offer came forward to avail the benefit after expiry of the prescribed time limit.
Realizing the interest of people coming forward to offer their property ,the District collector had written to the government to extend time.On the slowdown of demolition operation, Mr. Singh said the demolition operation was differed because of month long Kartik brata as hundreds of devotees were observing it and there was heavy rush in the temple and in Grand Road locally called “Badadanda”.
Since the month long brata is now over, the demolition operation would start soon, Mr Singh told media persons.