Tbilisi Railway Bypass to infringe the right of the citizens
18 May, 2011
Tbilisi Railway Bypass to  infringe the right of the citizens

 

Avchala, Gldani, Didi and Patara Lilo, nearby territory of Tbilisi Sea - residents of these districts of Tbilisi are complaining about the infringement of their rights. These are the areas where new railway bypass will be built and run across the private property of inhabitants – the houses where they live as well as the agricultural lands they own.

 

“Georgian Railway” LLC has launched a “Tbilisi Railway Bypass project” for developing

the new railway route bypass in the downtown area of the capital. The main goal of the project is to cut down environmental and traffic problems in Tbilisi, as well as improve the efficiency of railway’s functioning and also enhancing the integrity of the separated parts of Tbilisi caused by the existing infrastructure. The government offers compensation to the land owners whose property will be crossed by the new railway bypass, but the residents describe it as an “inadequate compensation”.

“They didn’t give me any appropriate documentation that defines according to what criteria my land had been estimated. They tell me straightforwardly that I will be given 6 Lari for a sq/m.  I fully understand that it is a strategic object and I am not allowed to act against the government regarding this issue. The main problem is an adequate compensation, because it is absolutely impossible to buy a land for 6 Lari in Tbilisi nowadays”, Nodar Ebanoidze,  one of the land owners told Georgian Journal.

Head of Juridical Help Centre of Georgian Young Lawyers Association Mr. Kakha Kozhoridze emphasizes two main problems the inhabitants are facing: “The government does have a right to expropriate someone’s private property under the terms and conditions of paying appropriate compensation for it. The City Hall usually announces so called normative price within the limits of 15 Lari, but the reality is that the people concerned are offered much less amount of money than that. There are also the lands that are to be divided into two parts by the new railway line, which will automatically make both parts useless, but no compensation is offered for it.  There is one more problem of commercial property and business compensation. The Government only offers the building price instead of compensating the entire business which is going to stop functioning because of them”.

The project of Tbilisi Railway Bypass was launched in June of 2010. LLC “Georgian Railway” signed an agreement according to which the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will finance the project. In order to protect the interests of land owners, recently the EBRD sent a team of independent audits. They are carrying out the audit of compensation procedure.

“According to the Georgian Law, before the court gives “Georgian Railway” the right to expropriate the property of citizens, the government should at first offer new conditions to the population; then in case the agreement is still not achieved, they should appeal to the court again and only after that they are allowed to expropriate the property. The reality is that LLC “Georgian Railway” skipped the second stage of the procedure of hearing the case in the court and has already taken into its ownership the lands belonging to the residents of Tbilisi. This is a serious violation of the law”, the member of the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association explained.

The representatives of “Georgian Railway” LLC prefer not to  give any comments on the issue, while Tbilisi Population is looking forward to the final conclusion of the EBRD experts’ team, which will be announced in the nearest future.

 

Print
Other Stories
Georgian wine tasting in the US came off excellently
Georgian wine tasting in the main cities of the US, New York, Chicago, and Boston went off excellently.
The most wanted fruits from Georgia
The fruit exportation has decreased in Georgia. According to Geostat (National Statistics Office of Georgia), this year, up until May Georgia exported 25 939 300 USD worth of fruit – 6 771 300 USD less than in 2018.
Investment Plan for Europe – Additional EUR 800 million for SMEs as EIF and ProCredit double support for innovative companies
The European Investment Fund (EIF) and ProCredit Group are providing an additional EUR 800 million to innovative small and medium-sized companies (SMEs),
Everything of comfortable life in one space – Second part of construction of one of the largest apartment complexes finished in Tbilisi
Apartment in ecologically clean environment, thousands of square meters of green yard, swimming pools, places for various sports activities, treks for walking and running, commercial spaces – all these available in one space is not a fantasy.
Batumi awarded Europe's Leading Emerging Tourism Destination 2019
World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2019 took place on the 8th of June in Madeira, Portugal.
Coca Cola to open new factory in Georgia, will hire female drivers
Coca Cola is opening new factory in Georgia in December.
World's best party supply company now on the Georgian market
The largest party supply store in Georgia - MyDay is launching as the official distributor of AMSCAN from 2019.
Live as a marketing tool and an unprecedented live stream launched by Livetag
Sharing information has become smoother and more versatile in today’s technological world. Recently, live streaming, an online streaming media has become especially popular.
Theme and program of Caspian Energy Forum Tbilisi – 2019 changed
“The 8th International Caspian Energy Forum Tbilisi – 2019, scheduled for June 21, will focus on the development of the Azerbaijan-Georgia relations in the field of economy and energy”,
Misunderstanding over Poti deep sea ports
There was misunderstanding around deep sea ports in Georgia – in Poti.
High demand for dollars or the investment decline – Why Georgian Lari depreciates
$1 equals GEL 2,7470 in the official rate set by the National Bank of Georgia (NBG).
PSP Group confirms negotiations regarding purchasing of GEO Hospitals
PSP Group confirms negotiations regarding purchasing of GEO Hospitals.
New life to be given to Dashbashi Canyon
Georgia’s Agency of Protected Areas is planning to give new life to Dashbashi Canyon in Tsalka (southeastern Georgia).
Who is constructing “Khadori 3” Hydropower Plant in Pankisi Gorge?
Clashes broke out in Pankisi Gorge, Georgia’s northeastern region between special forces and residents
Business Positive – Successful radio program from Radio Positive
Starting point of radio program Business Positive is to meet interesting people, communicate with them and deliver information that is interesting for the audience.
A factory of electric vehicles to be built in Kutaisi
Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze stated that a factory of electric vehicles will be built in Kutaisi at the presentation of the Aigroup business group.
Qvevri-shaped hotel complex to be built in Telavi
A Qvevri-shaped hotel complex is scheduled to be built in the village of Shalauri in Telavi, Kakheti (east part of Georgia).
Georgian designers presented at Fashion World Tokyo 2019
The products of 11 Georgian designers are showcased at Fashion World Tokyo 2019,
Silknet raises $200 million in Eurobond issue
27 March 2019 - JSC Silknet (“Silknet”), one of Georgia’s leading telecommunications operators, has successfully priced a debut $200 million 5-year 11% senior unsecured bonds issue (the “Notes”).
Pistachio trees will be planted in Georgia
Dozens of hectares of Pistachio are planned to be planted in Georgia this year.
Toyota Safety Sense and Hybrid Technology
Toyota Caucasus, has presented two new models the 5th generation RAV4 and the 12th generation Corolla at Rustavi International Motorpark, several days ago.
Bidzina Ivanishvili “became number one oppressor of businesses in Georgia” - ICC Georgia chairman Fady Asly
Mr. Ivanishvili promised the business community to protect them from harassment and pressure, unfortunately his words died with the sunset of that day
The best brands of Belarus will be exhibited on a large-scale exposition in Tbilisi
"The Belarusians like to come to Georgia to relax near the sea in Batumi as well as to stay in sunny Kakhetia."
Don’t treat business like a hooker! - Georgian businessman Vasil Soprpmadze addresses politicians
Businessman Vasil Sopromadze, founder of the company "Fresco", addresses politicians
RAV4 No Compromise and Corolla Set to Impress – Two New Cars Presented by Toyota
Toyota Caucasus, the company constantly aspiring to greatness, has presented two new models the 5th generation RAV4 and the 12th generation Corolla.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
GEL Exchange Rate
Convertor
22.07.2019
23.07.2019
USD
1
USD
2.8845
2.8845
EUR
1
EUR
3.2410
3.2410
GBP
1
GBP
3.6177
3.6177
RUB
100
RUB
4.5787
4.5787
Other Stories
Recently Toyota rolled out Global Campaign under this slogan that reflects the Olympic and Paralympic Spirit of Encouragement,
A couple from Switzerland combines Swiss tradition and technology with Georgian products. Their cheese is made in the Georgian mountains and sold in local stores and hotels.
It has been more than five years since the residents of Lilo village, near Tbilisi, cannot open their windows.
63 000 GEL was received by the Georgian Agro Export Group which is just a small part of the European Neighbourhood Programme for Agricultural and Rural development.
Georgian entrepreneur Guka Tavberidze, who runs his own business in the UK and does it quite well, has been invited by BBC
The grand opening of 7-star The Biltmore Hotel Tbilisi took place in Georgia’s capital on July 31.
DUSHETI, Georgia – The Georgian government and the World Bank will allocate USD 5.6 million (12 million GEL) to fund
A new Georgian clothing brand named Person has emerged in Georgian market.
Georgia is in the midst of an economic maelstrom, Euronews reports.
Situation at Georgia’s mineral water market is interesting: over the last year, the volume of export has grown by 56 percent. According to “GeoStat”, over $114 million worth of mineral water was sold
GEL Exchange
USD
1
USD
2.8845
EUR
1
EUR
3.2410
GBP
1
GBP
3.6177
RUB
100
RUB
4.5787
July 2019
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31