Wednesday, 07 March 2018 16:59

Madras HC halts NLC's solar power plant work in four villages

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The Madurai bench of the Madras high court on Tuesday stopped the work on Neyveli Lignite Corporation's solar power plant in four villages of Virudhunagar district till March 26.

The division bench of justices T S Sivagnanam and R Tharani which heard the petition filed by A Narayana Athimoolam of Tiruchuli said that the project would be kept in abeyance, and ordered notice to NLC chairman and Jakson Engineers Ltd.

The petitioner's counsel told the court that NLC was going to set up solar power plants in four villages - Tiruchuli, Parattanatham, Thammanayackanpatti and Pillaiyarnatham.

The corporation, through Jakson Engineers Ltd, has been purchasing several acres of land and also undertaking construction works on 1,000 acres. However, while doing so, they were encroaching on water bodies and public pathways which were being used by the public for years.

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  • News Section: Solar Energy News
  • Month: March
  • Year: 2018
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