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One more petition filed against GEC land acquisition

Yet another plea has been filed in the Madras High Court seeking to quash a land acquisition notice issued by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) for the Chennai-Salem greenfield corridor

Published: 05th July 2018 02:38 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th July 2018 04:54 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: Yet another plea has been filed in the Madras High Court seeking to quash a land acquisition notice issued by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) for the Chennai-Salem greenfield corridor project.

Earlier, the High Court had admitted two PILs on the same issue. The current petitioner PV Krishnamoorthy owns 2.98 acres of land which will be acquired for the project.

Krishnamoorthy, a resident of Pappireddipatti taluk in Dharmapuri district, said that even though the environmental clearance for the project was pending with the Union Ministry of Environment, the state government had allowed the NHAI to proceed with the land acquisition process in Dharmapuri district.
He alleged that land owners in his taluk were not allowed by the police to submit their objections to the authorities. “Finally, on June 4 I succeeded in submitting my objections with great difficulties as I was prevented by the police form entering the taluk office,” he added.

Advocate Sakthivel sought time to go through the other pending pleas referred to the first bench and Justice K Kalyanasundaram adjourned the hearing to July 6.

In hurry
Krishnamoorthy, a resident of Pappireddipatti taluk said that even though the environmental clearance for the project was pending with the Union Ministry of Environment, the state government had allowed the NHAI to proceed with the land acquisition process in Dharmapuri district.

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