Saturday, June 24, 2017

Interim report on social impact study submitted

Thiruvananthapuram: The land acquisition process for the development and expansion of Trivandrum International Airport have picked up pace, as Loyola College of Social Sciences, entrusted with the social impact study submitted the interim report at the collectorate.
The airport was allotted 18.53 acres at Pettah and Muttathara by the government in 2014, but land acquisition was delayed due to the protest from the local residents. Social impact study was proposed by the government, considering the request of the local residents to have a fair deal in land acquisition. The study began in the last week of May.
The team from the college conducting the study visited the site and met the residents and action council representatives.
"The residents responded positively and even showed us the area to be acquired for airport development. When we first met them, people were apprehensive about the rehabilitation package. They were told about the benefits of the study. We will meet all residents, whose land will be acquired for airport development, including those who do not live here to include their demands in the study. The study is expected to be complete in three months," said Fr Sabu P Thomas, vice-principal of Loyola College of Social Sciences who is leading the social impact study from the institute.
23/06/17 Times of India