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Kochi-Mangalore gas pipeline:SC for status quo in TN

The Supreme Court on Friday directed Gail India to maintain status quo in its Rs 3,400 crore Kochi- Kuttanad-Bangalore-Mangalore gas pipeline project in Tamil Nadu while strongly pitching for protecting farmers’ interests.

The apex court asked the project executors to explore the possibility of carrying out the scheme by using land along the national highway and questioned them only for acquring farmers land.

‘Why do you want to go into farmers house. It is very improper. You are only asking for farmers land,’ a bench comprising chief justice P Sathasivam and justices Ranjan Gogoi and M Y Eqbal observed.
The bench posted the matter for further hearing on 17 February.
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