Residents of Dr.Ambedkar Nagar, near the airport, have appealed to the district administration to provide an alternative site for them, apprehending acquisition of their locality for the proposed expansion of airport runway.

Daily-wage earners

In a representation to the Collector, the residents, mostly consisting of daily-wage earners, said they had been residing in the area for over 50 years and that a survey done by Slum Clearance Board in the run up to impending acquisition of land had caused anxiety.

They sought appropriate rehabilitation.