The current effort is to speed up the project by starting the alignment work in November. KSIDC has issued a newspaper advertisement as the tender process to start the alignment works will begin. Tender procedures can be submitted online. The opportunity to submit tender through online is till 21st of this month.
The government had indicated that the process of issuing the notification for land acquisition will be initiated as soon as the report of the expert committee is handed over. According to this, the procedures including the tender were entered into. In the social final report of the project, it was stated that fair compensation and rehabilitation should be ensured while acquiring land for the airport.
A runway of 3.500 meters length will be constructed for the Sabarimala airport project. The authorities are proposing to acquire 1039.876 hectares (2,570 acres) of land in Erumeli South and Manimala villages of Kottayam Kanjirapalli taluk for the construction of the airport and nearby development activities. It also includes 307 acres of land outside the Cheruvalli estate.
According to the final social impact report of the Sabarimala airport project, it is clear that the project will directly affect 358 land owners. The project will affect 149 Varka buildings, 74 slated buildings and 30 buildings in the project area. According to the final social impact report, all 221 laiams in Cheruvalli Estate will be affected. The report says that a special package should be announced for the laborers of Cheruvalli estate and the compensation should be given to those indirectly affected by the project. Based on this report, a seven-member committee was appointed to submit recommendations to the government.
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