The Madras high courton Wednesday refused to stall a Rs 24,000 crore Power Grid Corporation project to lay 1,843km of high voltage power transmissiontowers between Tamil Nadu and Chhattisgarh.
Dismissing a batch of pleas moved by V Palaniswamy and 10 others, Justice G Jayachandran said, “After enjoying all comforts of electricity in their houses and business establishments, misleading the public to stall the project which, by and large, is going to provide uninterrupted electricity, is only an attempt by some vested interest through the petitioners to keep the state in dark and perennial starvation of electricity.”
The primary objection of the petitioners, who are farmers on whose lands the towers are established, was that the towers were built on agricultural land and that the high voltage electricity carried through the towers caused harm to members of the public living in the vicinity. Read More
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