18 July, Kathmandu:
The 150 households to be displaced as a result of the construction of the Mechi-Mahakali railway track in Belbari municipality have submitted a memorandum calling for reasonable compensation for their assets. The memo was submitted to the Chief District Officer of Morang Madan Bhujel on Thursday.Coordinator of the railway track displaced coordination and struggle committee Biswa Neupane handed over the five-point memo to CDO Bhujel.
In the memo, the affected have demanded that the compensation for land and house of the 150 households in ward no. 9 and 10 should be given in the current market price. They have also called for inclusion of new land plot numbers and new boundary markings.
Other demands include proper rehabilitation of the families to be displaced by the railways and compensation of land plots to become useless after acquisition of the land for the railway track. Receiving the memo, CDO Bhujel said infrastructure development was meant for serving the people and gave assurances to communicate their demands to the concerned authorities.