• Cong. against diversion of Eluru Canal for airport expansion

    The Congress is against the shifting (diversion) of Eluru Canal by 13.5 km to facilitate expansion of the Gannavaram airport.

    APCC vice-president and former Minister Devineni Rajasekhar said that the State government, which came to power predominantly on the votes of farmers, was giving little respect to their problems. He said that the Airports Authority of India initially suggested that it was enough to shift the Eluru Canal by 6 km, but the Telugu Desam government had come up with a second plan under which the Eluru Canal would be shifted by 13.5 km from it current location.

    Mr. Rajasekhar said while in the first plan the government needed to acquire only 195 acres, in the second plan it required 425 acres. Marcus Peters Jersey

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