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Apr 21, 2009

Tamizhaga Vivasayigal Sangham - No for Byepass !

The Tamizhaga Vivasayigal Sangham will convene a meeting at Raj Mahal in Chinnamathampalayam to decide on the further course of agitation to drop the proposed Neelambur – Mettuppalayam bypass road project.M.R. Sivasamy, State president of the Sangham told reporters on Wednesday that the Government made a move to establish a SIPCOT Industrial estate in Vellalore, Malumichampatti, Chettipalayam panchayats by acquiring 3,000 acres.

The farming community objected to the move and the district administration dropped the move to establish an industrial estate.Even SIPCOT officials accepted the decision. Now, industries, agriculture and educational institutions function there.

Now, the National Highways authority plans to acquire 5,000 acres of agriculture land and other lands affecting nearly 3,000 buildings for laying a bypass road from Neelambur to Mettuppalayam. The farming community had been opposing the project. Instead the existing Coimbatore – Mettuppalayam road should be widened to a four lane.In any project that involved land acquisition, the decision of the District Administration used to be accepted by the departments concerned.

Whereas, in Neelambur bypass road project, the National Highways was refusing to pay attention to the farmers as well as the district administration, Mr. Sivasamy said.

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