S.O. 1327(E): Whereas, by the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Railways (Railway Board), number S.O.1244(E), dated the May 13, 2013 published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, sub-section (II),dated the May 16, 2013 and issued under section (1) of section 20A of the Railways Act, 1989 (24 of 1989) the central government declared its intention to acquire the land specified for the purpose of execution, maintenance, management and operation of the special railway project, namely, Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor in Burdwan district in West Bengal.

Whereas, two objections have been received and all the objections have been duly heard, considered and disallowed by the competent authority. In pursuance of sub-section (1) of section 20E of the said Act, the competent authority has submitted its report to the central government.

Therefore, upon receipt of the report of the competent authority and in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 20E of the said Act, the Central Government hereby declares that the specified land shall be acquired for the aforesaid purpose. And, further, in pursuance of sub-section (2) of section 20E of the said Act, the central government hereby declares that on publication of this notification in the Official Gazette, the specified land shall vest absolutely in the central government free from all encumbrances.

—F. No. 2013/LML/12/7-Eastern Corridor/473

Achal Jain, Executive Director (Land and Amenities-I), New Delhi, May 20, 2014

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