It was considered necessary to amend the Bill after the state faced difficulties in acquiring land under the provisions of the Principal Act.
The 23.88-km Broad Gauge line connecting the two states was sanctioned in the Railway budget 2012-2013, with the project cost estimated to be Rs 279.54 crore.
Hibi Eden said he had suggested to the government and NHAI officers to introduce elevated highway by which hassles regarding land acquisition can be avoided.
While the petitioner claimed ownership over the property, her relatives sold it to Shenbagaraman through a power-of-attorney.
A large number of revenue and police officials went to Motumarla village to acquire 210 acres of agriculture land located on Dharmavaram-Puttaparthi road for construction of houses.
The Sena, a ruling ally of the BJP-led state government, has been opposing the project on the grounds that it is against the interest of the farmers and would destroy ecology in Ratnagiri district.
Since late 2016, when the government issued a notification for the acquisition of land in Bailampur, the village has become a bastion of opposition directed against the TRS government.
The villagers have been opposing the take over of thousands of acres of fertile lands and have remained defiant for the last couple of years.
The judge directed authorities not to dispossess the petitioners of the subject lands without payment of compensation as per the Land Act 2013.
The petitioners have maintained that as this is a multi-state project (across Gujarat and Maharashtra), the acquisition should take place under the central act of 2013.
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The judges were passing further interim orders on a batch of writ petitions from the land owners, challenging the acquisition of their land, on Tuesday.
It is neither unconstitutional nor null and void and is held to be a valid piece of legislation, a division bench of Justices T S Sivagnanam and V Bhavani Subbaroyan said on Tuesday.
At least 159 landowners Saturday agreed for the acquisition of their land by authorities, the MLA said.
When the revenue officials came to mark their land for the project, the couple opposed it and doused themselves in kerosene to set themselves ablaze.
Tiruvannamalai will be the worst affected if the Chennai-Salem Greenfield Highway project is implemented.