Saturday, July 22, 2017

TDB seeks to reclaim 100 acres of Cheruvally estate

Thiruvananthapuram: The Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) would file an affidavit in the High Court for reclaiming its 100 acres of land remaining with the Cheruvally estate where the government has planned to set up an airport, president Prayar Gopalakrishnan has said.

Mr.Gopalakrishnan told reporters here on Friday that details of the Devaswom land on the estate have been mentioned in the M.G.Rajamanickam report submitted to the government. The board was waiting to see the modus operandi planned by the government for setting up the airport and after that it would take a decision on adopting legal steps, he said.

The government is working on the board’s request for setting up a land tribunal. Once the tribunal for the board comes up, all issues pertaining to alienation of Devaswom land would be addressed. Mr.Gopalakrishnan said that he had discussions with those delegated by Bishop K.P. Yohannan on the land issue.
The Kerala Sastra Sahitya Parishad (KSSP) has urged the government to reconsider the Cabinet decision to set up the Sabarimala greenfield international airport on the Cheruvally estate.
22/07/17 The Hindu