28 Nov 2017
Due to the development of Trivandrum International Airport in India, nearly 300 people from 75 families will have to be evicted from Vallakkadavu-Vayyamoola region. The development of the airport consists of more check-in counters, conveyors and aerobridges to manage the crowd of passengers during peak hours. 18.53 acres in Vallakadavu, Pettah and Muttathara were allocated by the airport authority in 2014.
Before the land acquisition, a Social Impact Assessment on land acquisition was conducted by Loyola College Social Science students under the guidance of Father Sabu P Thomas, vice-principal of Loyola College.
The full Social Impact Assessment study report will be submitted by January, 2018 to the government, once the final draft is approved by the residents. As part of the next phase, the agency will conduct a meeting with the land owners of an uninhabited portion of the allotted 18.53 acres on December 2.