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GEC: Land surveying begins in Kanchi district of Tamil Nadu

Amid tight security, the district administration has begun the survey to mark the land to be acquired for the proposed eight-lane Chennai-Salem Expressway project in Kancheepuram district on Tuesday.

Published: 12th July 2018 04:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th July 2018 04:31 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: Amid tight security, the district administration has begun the survey to mark the land to be acquired for the proposed eight-lane Chennai-Salem Expressway project in Kancheepuram district on Tuesday.

According to official sources, the eight-lane greenfield corridor will pass through 59 km in Kancheepuram district, for which about 989.41 acres of land have been identified for acquisition. This includes 197 acres of government poromboke land, 7.41 acres of  forest land, 469 acres of private wet land and 316 acres of private dry land.

Revenue officials headed by Kancheepuram Revenue Divisional Officer (RDO) G Rajiv  have begun the land survey in Valayakaranai village near Orgadam. About 200 police personnel were deployed for security.

The revenue employees planted marking stones on the road identified for acquisition. Drones and GPS devices were also involved in marking the lands. 

“Land required for laying about 70-metres wide road has been surveyed,” said a senior revenue official.
Similarly, land survey was also conducted at Thundalkazhani, Padappai, Kodukkanthangal, Athanur, Orathur, Nattarasanpattu, and Vadakkupattu in Sriperumbudur taluk.

Official sources said the survey of forest land in Valayakaranai village would be conducted in next few days as it involves officials from the Forest department.“Survey works for about nine km of road has been completed and  none of the land owners has so far opposed it,” added the official. The district authorities are planning to complete the land survey in seven days.The `10,000- crore greenfield project was aimed to reducing the travel distance between Chennai and Salem by 50 km.

989.41 acres of land, including poromboke, forest and private lands, have been identified for acquisition in the district
469 acres of private wetland will be acquired in the Kancheepuram for the proposed Chennai-Salem Expressway project
316 acres of private dryland will be aquired for the eight-lane Green Corridor, which will have 59 km length in the district

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