Monday, September 19, 2016

Residents seek relief for land acquired for Airport expansion

Coimbatore: A section of farmers and villagers today gheraoed the authorities of district administration and city airport, who had gone to SIHF colony here to erect a wall as part of Airport expansion work, seeking compensation for the land acquired for the project, police said.

As the officials arrived at the spot for constructing the wall, some 150 villagers and farmers rushed and prevented the officials from the carrying out the work, police said.

The villagers then told them that about 60 acres of land were acquired by the government for airport expansion three decades ago and compensation was yet to be paid for the same.

They also demanded that the government pay the compensation as per the prevailing market value in the area, police said.
19/09/16 PTI/Business Standard
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