The alignment for the crucial link — namely, the coal conveyor corridor — has not even been surveyed till date. Villagers say that they were unaware that their lands were part of the power project, and that none of them were invited for any public hearing. Neither has any Environmental Impact Assessment been conducted for the coal conveyor corridor.
The illegalities relating to the coal conveyor corridor are currently pending adjudication in the National Green Tribunal. Villagers said they had already approached the District Collector and the Police several months back seeking more information regarding the intent of the survey. They said they are disappointed that the State Government has betrayed them so soon after the elections, and used intimidation to take over their lands.
Reported by Nityanand Jayaraman, for cheyyur.wordpress.com