Residents aren’t willing to budge despite assurances about the new airport.
What’s it about? Villagers from Parandur aren’t willing to give up their land for the newly proposed airport. They have rejected the government’s offer to pay more than the market rate for their land.
- The residents say the government should pick a site closer to the city. Many of them have lived in Parandur for generations, with farming the only source of income.
- They don’t want the government’s money. They also don’t trust the government’s view that the new airport will help develop the region.
Resorted to protest: 500 villagers gathered near the Ambedkar statue in Eganapuram and hoisted black flags. On Independence Day, hundreds of villagers sent a notice to the Kancheepuram Collector demanding a change in the location of the airport.