Chennai-Salem Highway: Why Did Madras HC Quash Land Acquisition?


Chennai-Salem Highway: Why Did Madras HC Quash Land Acquisition?

In a big blow to the Edappadi Palaniswami-led AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu, the Madras High Court quashed land acquisition proceedings for the controversial Rs 10,000 crore Chennai-Salem expressway proposed last year.

On Monday, a Bench of Justices TS Sivagnanam and V Bhavani Subbaroyan of the Madras High Court provided a point-by-point take down of the claims made by the state government and the National Highways Authority of India which had pushed for the project, from early last year.

In a 117-page verdict, the court disagreed with the stand of the government to mutate revenue records and transfer government lands Read More

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