Over 1,400 families of Jitpursimara living as landless squatters

- RASTRIYA SAMACHAR SAMITI, BARA

Mar 26, 2019-

More than 1,400 households of Tangiya settlement in Jitpursimara Sub-Metropolitan City, Bara, are living as landless squatters as they do not have land ownership certificate.

A local leader, Pabitra Sundar, said they are now worried that they might have to shift from the settlement after the construction of the second international airport in the district. It is estimated that around four billion rupees will be needed to shift the settlement.

Mayor of Jitpursimara Sub-Metropolitan City Dr Krishna Poudel said, “We are considering three nearby places—Pasaha, Haraiya and Tamagadhi—where these families could be shifted. A study is being conducted in this connection.”

The households have been residing there for the past 44 years on 731 bighas and 14 katthas of unregistered land.

Eleven bighas of land has been allocated for the construction of the second international airport. Shifting the settlement has become the main issue as the runway of the under-construction airport falls in the middle of the settlement.

The locals said, “We have been living here as landless squatters for the past 44 years. The government should be serious to address our problems so that our children and grandchildren can live a dignified life.”

Published: 26-03-2019 20:59

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