Chennai: A petition, challenging construction
of the Rs 1,800 crore `Expressway` between Chennai Port and
suburban Maduravoyal, was dismissed by the Madras High Court
A Division bench, comprising Chief Justice M Y Eqbal and
Justice T S Sivagananam, while dismissing the petition, took
note of Tamil Nadu Additional Advocate General P Wilson`s
contention that acquisition of petitioner G Loganathan`s land
had not been either denied or disputed by him.
`Besides, having regard to the fact that the National
Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is the expert as to see in
which direction the elevated corridor should be aligned, this
court cannot go into this question,` the court said.
The petitioner, whose land was among that acquired for the
project, had filed objections which were rejected by a state
Government Order of August 8. Thereafter, Loganathan challenged
a G.O. of March 7 last for its construction.
NHAI proposed to construct the corridor from the port to
the busy wholesale market at Koyambedu along the bank of the
Cooum and from Koyambedu to Maduravoyal along Poonamallee High
Road, in which sector the petitioner`s land falls.