Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Villagers resume protest against the land acquisition for Airport expansion

Residents of Keezhakurichi, Nathamadipatti and neighbouring areas went on a rally to voice their resistance against land acquisition for Airport expansion. The news also mentions on the fertility of these lands and the impact to access the city via a direct link road.

Background - The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has sought about 430 acres for the proposed expansion, envisaging the extension of the runway from 8,000 feet to 12,500 feet. This will enable the airport, one of the non-metro facilities identified for development and expansion, to handle big (Code-E) aircraft such as B747-400 and B777-300. Originally, lands on both the eastern and western sides were proposed to be acquired.

More details can be found from the Source: The Hindu

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