Kottayam: It is hinted that more alterations will be brought in the compensation packages to subdue the rising objections against land acquisition for implementing the SilverLine project.
- As per the current arrangement, 10 metres on either side of the track that is set as the buffer zone is ineligible for compensation. An instruction that has been raised over this is to include this area for compensation. There is a construction ban along the five meters adjoining the alignment. Constructions can be carried out in the remaining five meters with permission. In a state like Kerala where population density is very high, leaving 20 meters of land on either side of the 530 km long track will mean a huge wastage of land. One possible solution is adopting the scheme that was carried out in the Kudankulam line, which is allowing the owners to keep their lands in their names and giving them compensation amounts.