Friday, July 13, 2007

Villa owners against land acquisition for greenfield airport

KANCHEEPURAM: As many as 300 private villa owners from Manapakkam village gave a memorandum to the District Collector Pradeep Yadav, registering their opposition against land acquisition for the proposed greenfield airport at Sriperumpudur.

A township of independent villa houses was promoted by a private real estate firm - Macro Marvel - between the 2000 and 2003.In 2006, about 120 more villas were developed as part of the second phase.

Most of the owners of the independent houses are retired defence officials, retired professors, doctors and other professionals.They complain that the project was marketed showcasing the sylvan surroundings of the village as ideal for retired persons.

Further, the CMDA had assured those who bought in the second phase that the area did not come under the proposed Green Field Airport.


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