Sarkaria kickstarts online allocation of LoIs under Aerotropolis scheme of GMADA

SAS Nagar, 8 September-

Housing & Urban Development Minister Mr. Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria today kickstarted the issuance of online Letters of Intent to the landowners whose land has been acquired for the Aerotropolis project under the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA).

The Digital issuance of Letters of Intent (LoIs) has replaced the traditional practice of manual issuance of these. Starting the online process of issuance of LoIs at PUDA Bhawan, SAS Nagar by digitally issuing the LoI to a landowner whose land was acquired for the project, the Minister described it as a red-letter day for the state. Also present on the occasion were Mr. Sarvjit Singh, Principal Secretary, Housing & Urban Development, and Mr. Pradeep Kumar Agrawal, Chief Administrator, GMADA.

In this new system, the landowners receive an SMS containing a link by clicking on which they are able to download the LoI. Now, the landowners are no more required to make rounds to the GMADA office to obtain the LoIs. This would save their time and it would also lead to quick delivery of LoIs to them. Online issuance of LoIs also ensures the delivery of the LoI to the concerned, as in past, in some cases the landowners had registered complaints of not receiving the same when these were issued manually.

Pertinently, GMADA has acquired around 1650 acres of land for the development of pockets A, B, C, and D of the Aerotropolis project which is coming up in the vicinity of the International airport at SAS Nagar. Landowners of around 1460 acres had opted for land pooling to whom the LoIs are now being issued online. All the LoIs are expected to get issued in the next 30-40 days.

As far as the development of the project is concerned, tenders amounting approximately to Rs. 215 crores for the execution of various civil, public health, and electrical services would be floated soon. The planning of the project is almost complete and internal development would be started once Environmental clearance is obtained for which GMADA has already applied to State Environment Impact Assessment Authority.