Madras HC strikes down land acquisition for 8-lane expressway

Chennai, April 8 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Monday cancelled the land acquisition announcements for the controversial eight-lane expressway between Chennai-Salem.

The state government issued notification last May and began acquiring lands for the project evoking strong protests by the farmers. The PMK and others had filed a case in the High Court against the road project.

Reacting to the judgement PMK spokesperson K.Balu told the media that it was a victory for PMK.

Speaking to a television channel, Tamil Nadu Fisheries Minister D. Jayakumar said the government will not implement projects that would affect farmers. He said the judgement has to be studied.

–IANS
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