Bhubaneswar, June 7 (Local Wire): The Revenue and Disaster Management department has now notified the social impact study of the proposed new 38-km Jeypore-Nabarangpur broad gauge rail line project.
The study forms the first step towards land acquisition of affected villages for the project.
As per the details, the survey will be done in 20 villages of Jeypore and Borigumma Blocks.
It is estimated that close to 732.335 acres of land will be acquired for the project.
The survey team is likely to visit each ward, village and panchayat where the railway line is expected to pass.
The survey agencies will be entrusted with the task of getting feedback and suggestions from the affected people.
As per the land acquisition norms, approval of the Gram Sabha will also be taken from a minimum of 25 percent of the affected villages.
An MoU was signed for the project in 2016 between the state government and the Centre.