Bus Depot in School Land: Notice Issued

Published: 12th February 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th February 2015 04:01 AM   |  A+A-

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.


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