The transfer of land by the revenue department to the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority at Urapakkam has raised hopes that a satellite bus terminus for south-bound buses will finally come up in the area.
A bus terminus at Urapakkam was originally mooted three years ago, but the plan was dropped in the wake of litigation by a housing firm seeking ownership for the property . Following this, the revenue department sent a proposal to the CMDA to consider 50 acres of land belonging to a temple at Nandivaram for the purpose in March this year. Even as the government was pursuing the proposal, the Supreme Court gave a favourable verdict to the revenue de partment over the disputed land at Urapakkam. The revenue department immediately transferred 88.5 acres of land to CMDA two days back.
“It will boost the real estate market in the locality ,“ said Vijayagopal, a resident of Urapakkam. Noting that a few in formation technology companies have set up shop in the area recently , he said that the move to establish a bus terminal would fuel further growth in the area.
dinathanthi newspaper 12/09/2016 : http://www.dinathanthiepaper.in/firstpage.aspx