Parandur airport: TN govt issues notification to acquire land in Podavur village

The preliminary notification by the Special District Revenue Officer said that objections to land acquisition could be raised within 30 days.
Parandur Airport Row
Parandur Airport Row (TNM Photo by Nithya Pandian)
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The Tamil Nadu Department of Industries, Investment Promotion and Commerce issued a preliminary notification on Saturday, February 24, to acquire land for the greenfield airport in the Parandur locality of Kancheepuram district. 

The notification has been issued under section 3(2) of the Tamil Nadu Acquisition of Land for Industrial Purpose Act, 1997. The notification by the Special District Revenue Officer called for objections to the acquisition of lands to be filed within 30 days.

"Any objection/statement which is received after the date or which does not clearly explain the nature of the sender's interest in the land is liable to the summarily rejected," the notification added. The objectors should appear in person or by someone authorised by the objectors in the Special District Revenue Officer, New Green Field Airport Scheme, Zone - III office, on April 4. 

Meanwhile, the Joint Movement Against Parandur Airport and Ekanapuram Residents and Farmers Welfare Association called for a special meeting of representatives from the 13 affected villages on February 25 to discuss the notice. The residents of Parandur have been protesting for more than 575 days against the airport project ever since it was announced in 2022. Their meeting is scheduled at 11 am near Ekanapuram government school. They are likely to discuss how to change their protest approach on this matter, a press release stated. 

Read: ‘No one told us we will lose our land’: Parandur residents protest Chennai airport plan 

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