July 30, 2012
273 acres available to AMU to start campus: CM
In the process to resolve the dispute over land allotted to Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) campus in Murshidabad, West Bengal Chief Minister Ms.Mamata Banerjee today said the varsity will be provided with 273 acres of land for setting up the institution.
Initially, the Aligarh Muslim University was allotted 288 acres of land to set up its campus in Murshidabad district. But later on, problems cropped up over 15 acres of land within the allocated 288 acres over compensation and some political issues.
“We will not be touching the 15 acres of land within the allotted 288 acres as there have been problems. But apart from those 15 acres the remaining 273 acres is not having any problem,” said Ms. Mamata Banerjee.
“It has been decided that the 273 acres of land is enough for setting up a campus. We will inform the university authorities to start the work in that land. We will provide all kinds of support to the university authorities in setting up the campus,” said Ms. Banerjee.