Wednesday, August 09, 2023

DMK MP meets Union Aviation Minister Scindia to speed up Parandur Airport construction amid protests

Chennai: Even as protests continue to rage against the development of the new airport in Parandur, DMK MP Girirajan has personally met the Union Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia at the national capital and submitted a petition to speed up the Parandur Airport Site Clearance Approval.

“I met Jyotiraditya Scindia, Minister of Civil Aviation of the Union Government of India, in his office and submitted a petition urging him to carry out the Greenfield Airport work at Parantur, the DMK Rajya Sabha shared the info on Twitter.

Residents of 13 villages in the Kanchipuram district in Tamil Nadu have been protesting relentlessly against the proposed Greenfield airport at Parandur, alleging it would result in the loss of agricultural land for these communities.

The protests began when the state government by Chief Minister MK Stalin announced that the new airport, intended to serve Chennai, would be built in the area.

The residents have been demanding the withdrawal of the project, citing the potential loss of thousands of acres of agricultural land which the government is planning to construct by taking the farmlands from 13 villages.

08/08/2023 News9Live

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