AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa on Saturday strongly criticised the removal of slums for the construction of the Elevated Expressway between Chennai Port and Maduravoyal.

In a statement here, she said slum dwellers in the places where the project is to come up had been evicted without notice. At Semmenchery and Kannagi Nagar near here where slum dwellers were rehabilitated, the tenements did not have enough space for the occupants. There were no hospital, school and electricity facilities.

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