Land acquisition challenge for road projects: Kamal Nath

July 14th, 2009 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Acquisition of land remains the biggest challenge in road projects development, Road Transport and Highways Minister Kamal Nath said here Tuesday.
“When I look at the challenges ahead I feel that today land acquisition remains the biggest challenge for road construction,” Kamal Nath said while addressing a conclave on highways development.

“We require land to build roads and the land acquisition problem is the major factor behind project delays as multiple authorities are involved,” he said.

“We recognise the problem and the ministry is working on a new strategy for land acquisition which we will work out soon.”

According to the minister, dispute settlement and availability of long-term debt are other areas of concern.

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