Why Madras HC quashed Land Acquisition for the 8 Lane Chennai-Salem Highway Project

Meera Emmanuel April 9 2019

The Madras High Court on Monday set aside the land acquisition proceedings initiated for the Tamil Nadu Government's ambitious Rs 10,000 Crore 8 Lane Chennai-Salem highway "Green Field Corridor" project.

In May last year, the Central government had authorised the issuance of a notification to acquire land to develop a Highway spanning about 276 kilometres connecting Chennai and Salem. The notification was issued even as environmental clearances, forest clearance and final approval by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) were pending. This prompted a number . . .

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