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Residents express willingness to give land for airport expansion

Special Correspondent

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Smooth solution:Land owners from Kalapatti

Coimbatore: Residents of Kalapatti, led by President Paiya Gounder, on Thursday met District Collector P. Umanath and expressed their willingness to hand over their lands for airport expansion.

However, they sought the Collector to take it up with the Government and help them provide alternative land and market value as compensation. Mr. Umanath said that originally it was proposed to acquire 613 acres of land. But in a bid to bring down the impact on people living in the area, the acquisition was restricted to 606 acres. From the earlier projection of set back to 417 houses, the number of houses to be affected has been brought down to 250 now.

The Government is also working for providing maximum compensation to the affected people. For the buildings that are to be demolished, the compensation is likely to be Rs.1,500 per square feet. The residents are demanding Rs. 6 lakh for a cent as compensation based on the market value. The issue would be taken up with the Government. Some of the people have sought alternative land for them to construct their houses. A committee led by District Revenue Officer would assess the damage extent and the quantum of compensation.

Mr. Umanath said that while the other airports in the country were being expanded at Rs. 100 crore or Rs. 125 crore, the Coimbatore Airport was being expanded into a world class international airport at a cost of more than Rs. 300 crore. The airport would bring immense good to Coimbatore in terms of economy and improve Peelamedu area further. With the residents giving up agitation and coming for talks to work out the compensation and willing to give their land on volition, Mr. Umanath said that the process would be completed soon in a smooth fashion.

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