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21 Mar 2018, Edition - 981, Wednesday


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Airport expansion: villagers gherao officials, prevent construction

Covai Post Network

Residents and farmers today gheraoed district and airport officials, who had gone to SIHS colony to construct a wall as part of airport expansion.

As the officials, led by Village Administration Officer Chandrasekhar, arrived at the area for constructing the wall, some 150 villagers and farmers rushed there, prevented the officials and gheraoed them, police said.

The villagers pointed out that some 60 acres of land were acquired by the Government for the airport expansion work three decades ago and compensation was yet to be paid. They also demanded that the Government pay compensation as per the prevailing market rates in the area, police said.

Senior police officials managed to convince the agitators and assured to take up the issue with the authorities, after which they dispersed.