Sunday, June 18, 2017

Airport expansion project set to take off

Tiruchi: A team of revenue officials, headed by a Special Tahsildhar, is to be constituted soon to carry out the land acquisition for the expansion of the Tiruchi Airport.

The State government had recently accorded administrative sanction for acquiring about 345.62 acres of land, including wetlands, on the rear side of the airport, for the expansion project.

The Airports Authority of India had sought about 683.32 acres of land, which included about 337.70 acres of Defence land. The process of getting the Defence land is under way separately.

Speaking to reporters after chairing a meeting of the Airport Advisory Committee here on Saturday, P. Kumar, Member of Parliament, Tiruchi, said the district administration has written to the State government seeking approval for forming a team under a special Tahsildar and 18 staff members. “The approval for constituting the team is expected soon and the land acquisition process will then begin,” Mr. Kumar said.

A. Basheer, District Revenue Officer, who also attended the meeting, said the process of land acquisition would be completed within a year’s time from the date of constitution of the special team. He indicated that the approval for constituting the team is expected within this month.
17/06/17 The Hindu