Tamil Nadu govt gives nod to acquire land for Chennai Airport expansion
The Tamil Nadu government has given green signal for acquisition of 50.2 acres of land at Kolapakkam for Chennai Airport Expansion Scheme.
The transport department has notified its intention in August to acquire patta lands at Kolapakkam village in Kancheepuram district to set up hangars and fuel farms. In June, 30.57 acres were notified at Manapakkam village in Alandur taluk.
The notification has been made under Section 3 of Tamil Nadu Acquisition of land for Industrial Purpose Act, 1997. The plots fall in Sriperumbudur taluk and a separate wing for acquisition, led by a district revenue officer, is working to procure a government order to compensate eligible land owners listed in the August 18 notification. As many as 97 survey numbers have been identified for acquisition at Kolapakkam after officials from Airports Authority of India dropped in at the secretariat and held discussions emphasising the significance of the project, sources said. At Manapakkam, 44 survey numbers have been earmarked.