From UP, With Love

August 18, 2010

Looks like the great Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has some grand plans laid out. No, not the statues. This is even bigger.

The state government has plans for several ambitious highway projects, estimated to displace about 23000 of the total 1 lakh villages in the state. [link]

Among these projects is the 165 km Yamuna expressway which will reduce the Delhi-Agra drive to a 90 minute cruise. Just for this project some 43000 hectares of land has been acquired, and over 7 lakh people are going to be affected.

With over 20,000 villages getting displaced, that’s going to be a lot of people moving around. Raj Thackeray must be a worried man at the prospect of all those Bhaiyas moving to his land.

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4 Responses to “ From UP, With Love ”

  1. Mee on August 18, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    A feeling of helplessness crawls over me when I see such blatant injustice in this country

  2. B K CHOWLA on August 19, 2010 at 10:00 am

    But, i read some where today that under some arrangements, the trees will not be cut.

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  4. ms on August 19, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    imagine, an exodus of desperados, clutching the Rs560/per sqft compensation in one hand and a bunch of mossies in the other! and i love this one from one of your fans “trees will not be cut”. such magnanimity from a state govt that has robbed its people blind! jai ho!

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