People Protest For a Flyover Stuck Between Two Departments

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Aashish DeepLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

August 5, 2021

Location of Conflict

Indra Nagar

Lucknow

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Roads

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People Affected by Conflict

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

10

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Starting Year

2012

State

Uttar Pradesh

Sector

Infrastructure

Due to Traffic congestion in Lucknow, Government had planned to construct a flyover from Fun Mall, Gomti Nagar to Khurram Nagar. This will help commuters of Jankipuram, Khurram Nagar, Indra Nagar, Vikas Nagar and Nishatganj to directly come to Gomti Nagar, where maximum offices are situated. Thousands of people travel on this route in a month.

Construction of flyover started in 2012 but the construction was stopped midway when Ministry of Defence refused to give a green signal to pass the flyover on their land. This case was pending for the last 4 years. The Ministry said that the land on which the flyover is to be passed belongs to a firing range of army.

On the other hand, government officials said that there is no firing practice happening on the land for the past 20 years and that the Ministry was only trying to hinder the process. Whereas Ministry officials are demanding that they will give the approval if they are allotted with the same amount of land to in cantonment area. Because of the inconvenience caused due to incomplete construction, a group of commuters with the help of an NGO staged a protest.

In 2017, the construction work began after the Ministry provided permission on 9.64 acre defense land which revived the project. In 2019, the construction work for the flyover was completed. The flyover covers a total length of 5.8 kilometers and comprises of six lanes, which will ease traffic in the area.

Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Demand for better access to common land/resources

Region Classification

Urban

Type of Land

Private

Type of Common Land

Total investment involved (in Crores):

82

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Cost of Project

Year of Estimation

Has the Conflict Ended?

Yes

When did it end?

October 2017

Why did the conflict end?

Categories of Legislations Involved in the Conflict

Land Acquisition Laws, Central/State Government Policy

Legislations/Policies Involved

Whether claims/objections were made as per procedure in the relevant statute

What was the claim(s)/objection(s) raised by the community? What was the decision of the concerned government department?

Legal Processes and Loopholes Enabling the Conflict:

Legal Status:

Out of Court

Status of Case In Court

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Date of Violation

Location of Violation

Nature of Protest

Complaints, petitions, memorandums to officials

Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:

Ministry of Defense, Public Works Department and UP State Bridge Corporation

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