If Social Impact Assessment turns unfavourable stones may be removed: Revenue minister

K Rajan | Photo: Mathrubhumi

Thrissur: Revenue minister K Rajan disclosed that if the Social Impact Assessment proves unfavourable to the proposed SilverLine project, then the laid stones should have to be removed.

While addressing the media, the minister also clarifed that the stones were laid by the revenue department on K-Rail’s request and not as claimed by K-Rail. The revenue department just works as a government's agency in land acquisition, he said. K-Rail authorities should not make statements in an irresponsible manner, he said.

“Based on the demand of K-Rail the revenue department will provide required officials and the neccessary procedures will be initiated," he said.

“While conducting the Social Impact Assessment, the area should be determined. For that border pointers have to be marked. It is based on that, land to be acquired, the number of shops, trees etc will be ascertained. There will be compensation to all these,” he added.

The minster pointed out that as part of social impact assessment, a review on existing border pointers will be recorded.

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