Monday, June 19, 2017

High court dismisses PIL, paves way for Greenfield Airport

Itanagar: In a major relief which may pave way for construction of the Greenfield Airport at Hollongi, the Gauhati High Court Itanagar Permanent Bench has dismissed the PIL filed in 2015.
While disposing off the case, the court directed the Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner, “To ensure that compensation that is payable on account of acquisition of land, is done upon due and proper verification of the claims of the genuine land owners and as per rates permissible under law.”
The Court also noted the government advocate’s submission that proposed land at Hollongi has already been deserved by the government and therefore question of it coming under forest reserve does not arise. The government advocate also made it clear that Chakma families are not being paid compensation and are only being rehabilitated.
Recently, the state Cabinet also decided to accept the recommendation of technical committee constituted by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, which selected Hollongi as permanent site for construction of a Greenfield Airport. However, the Cabinet put the condition that Hollongi will be selected subject to outcome of PIL filed by Tadar Takio.
18/06/17 Arunachal Times