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October 2, 2016
October 2, 2016
October 2, 2016
The Tiruchirapalli airport was established by the British government during World War II, and primarily used by the British Airforce. In 1941, the airport commenced operations to accommodate commercial flights. The airport was mainly used as a customs airport for the import and export of goods to foreign countries until 2011. It received international status from the Civil Aviation Ministry of India in October 2012.
In 2004, the government began work to undertake expansion of the airport, which was to be done in phases. The Airport Authority of India (AAI) had sought around 600 acres for the expansion. This included around 300 acres of wetlands and agricultural land which would have to be acquired from farmers in the area.
The farmers of region, particularly of Keezhakurichi and Nathamadipatti villages had opposed the acquisition of agricultural land and the construction of the project, saying it would affect their livelihoods. Residents also contend that the airport expansion would leave them without a direct link road to the city. The Nathamadipatti-Golden Rock Road is the main access to the city. This will be closed down once the land is taken over by AAI, and people will be forced to take a very long detour.
Upto 2019, 27 persons have approached the courts against acquisition of land although district officials have claimed that the people have agreed to give up their lands for the compensation.
Refusal to give up land for the project
Common and Private
Non-Forest (Grazing Land), Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)
Total investment involved (in Crores):
Type of investment:
Year of Estimation
Page Number In Investment Document:
Has the Conflict Ended?
When did it end?
Why did the conflict end?
Categories of Legislations Involved in the Conflict
Land Acquisition Laws
Whether claims/objections were made as per procedure in the relevant statute
What was the claim(s)/objection(s) raised by the community?
What was the Decision of the Concerned Government Department?
Legal Processes and Loopholes Enabling the Conflict:
Constitutional inconsistencies between state and Union land laws
Controversial land acquisition by the government
Forced evictions/dispossession of land
Status of Case In Court
Whether any adjudicatory body was approached
Name of the adjudicatory body
Name(s) of the Court(s)
Main Reasoning/Decision of court
Major Human Rights Violations Related to the Conflict:
Whether criminal law was used against protestors:
Reported Details of the Violation:
Date of Violation
Location of Violation
Nature of Protest
Complaints/petitions/letters/memorandums to officials
Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:
Airport Authority of India (AAI)
PSUs Involved in the Conflict:
Did LCW Approach Government Authorities for Comments?
Name, Designation and Comment of the Government Authorities Approached
Corporate Parties Involved in the Conflict:
Confederation of India Industries, Air, Rail and Road Travellers Federation
Did LCW Approach Corporate Parties for Comments?
Communities/Local Organisations in the Conflict:
Residents of Keezhakurichi village