MADURAI: The Madras High Court bench here has issued notice to the Thanjavur district administration and the Education Department on a petition seeking to forbear the TNSTC from constructing a bus depot in a land meant for constructing a panchayat union middle school at Asoor in Thanjavur.
C Selladurai, from Kumbakonam filed a petition stating that all the people in and around Asoor village in Kumbakonam sent their children to the Panchayat Union Middle school at Asoor and there was a long standing demand to upgrade the Middle school as High school.
The petitioner submitted that the entire village initiated a campaign and collected and deposited one lakh rupees for the construction of new infrastructure with playground ties for upgrading the school.
Subsequent to this, the district administration also allotted a land to the extent of 0.92 hectare. A no objection certification was also issued for construction.
While so, the TNSTC occupied the said land and initiated preliminary works for the construction of a bus depot in the proposed site.
Hearing the plea, a bench comprising Justices S Tamilvanan and V S Ravi ordered notice to the Thanjavur district administration and to Education Department authorities, returnable in two weeks.